Arctic Council

Established in 1996 by the Ottawa Declaration, the Arctic Council is a multilateral assembly of nations for international interests regarding the Arctic. As the lead intergovernmental forum with respect to Arctic issues, the Arctic Council facilitates consensus between Arctic and Observer States, Arctic Indigenous communities, and other Arctic inhabitants. There is a strong focus on the sustainable development of the world's arctic regions and the environmental protection of its ecosystems. The issues of the Arctic are global, as the environmental and political decisions made their impact other nations’ climates and security.

There will be a total of 17 delegates in the room, consisting of both member and observer states. They will be discussing:


1. Militarization of the Arctic


2. Melting Glaciers and Sea Ice.

Staff Members

Hannah Paty
Chair
Maheen Idrees
Chair
Hawk Yang
Crisis Analyst
William Alexander
Crisis Analyst
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McMaster sits on the traditional territory shared between the Haudenosaunee confederacy and the Anishinabe nations, which was acknowledged in the Dish with One Spoon wampum belt. That wampum uses the symbolism of a dish to represent the territory, and one spoon to represent that the people are to share the resources of the land and only take what they need.

 

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