Minister Aglukkaq Meets with Indigenous Representatives at Sami Parliament of Sweden

Minister Aglukkaq Meets with Indigenous Representatives at Sami Parliament of Sweden

May 14, 2013 - Kiruna, Sweden - The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, is pictured with representatives of Indigenous peoples after her visit to the Sami Parliament of Sweden. She is joined by representatives of Canada’s territorial governments and Arctic Council Indigenous Permanent Participant organizations.

Minister Aglukkaq is in Kiruna to participate in the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting.

“Canada looks forward to assuming the chairmanship of the Council from Sweden,” said Minister Aglukkaq. “Our chairmanship will put Northerners first.”

Left to right: Inez Svonni Fjällström, the Sami Parliament of Sweden’s Administrative Director; Joe Adla Kunuk, Nunavut’s Associate Deputy Minister of Executive and Intergovernmental Affairs; Per Mikael Utsi, the Sami Parliament’s Chairman of the Board; Joe Linklater, the Gwich’in Council International’s Chairperson; Anders Kråik, the Parliament’s Vice-Chairman of the Board; Tagak Curley, Member of the Legislative Assembly of Nunavut; Ingrid Inga, Sami Parliament Board Member; Kenneth Macartney, Canada’s Ambassador to Sweden; and Bill Erasmus, the Arctic Athabaskan Council’s International Vice-Chair

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