The Northern Forum Report

  • Sherrie L. Blakney


The Northern Forum was provided as a special venue where Inuit leaders could formulate views and recommendations regarding CZC conference topics and priorities. It consisted of three sessions co-chaired by Thomas Suluk of Nunavut and Randall Pokiak of the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) during the afternoons of 15, 16, and 17 August. The meetings were open to the public, but active participation was restricted to northern leaders and their staff. They were conducted primarily in Inuktitut, with English interpretation provided. The deliberations began with a roundtable discussion, in which a number of issues were raised for the Forum’s consideration.