Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Inuk, 1953-
She is a Canadian Inuit activist. She has been a political representative for the Inuit at the regional, national and international levels, most recently as International Chair for Inuit Circumpolar Conference. Watt-Cloutier has worked on social and environmental issues affecting Inuit, and has most recently focused on persistent organic pollutants and global climate change. She has received numerous awards and honors for her work, notably the Order of Canada and a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize (2007). She has been a political representative for Inuit for over a decade. From 1995 to 1998, she was Corporate Secretary of Makivik Corporation. From 1995 to 2002, she was President of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC) Canada, and was International Chair from 2002 to 2006. Her recent work emphasizes the human rights impacts of global climate change in the Arctic. A longer biography appears in Native Leaders of Canada.

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