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Indigenous delegates raise food, health concerns

While much of the focus of the recent Arctic Council summit was on high politics, native groups were more concerned about down-to-earth issues like food and mental health
Saumon á la arctique (Photo: Brian Pehora)

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Was there anything else besides political tension and would-be observers discussed yesterday and today in Iqaluit at the Arctic Council ministerial meeting?

Yes, particularly among indigenous groups, who expressed concern that high politics were getting in the way of down-to-earth issues.

In this edition of the Canadacast, Brian Pehora, our Nunavut correspondent, files this report from the Arctic Council meeting.

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