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A northern vision : Vision nordique : un nord plus puissant dans un Canada meilleur

2007

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We are Aboriginal people who have Territories and Nunavut, will continue to work inhabited the Arctic and sub-arctic since together to build a “true North, strong and time immemorial, and we are people who free” — one that benefits all Northerners, grew up here or who have adopted the North and contributes to the well-being of all as our home. [...] The vision we share is of a prosperous • Strong, responsive governments make and sustainable North that will benefit decisions and take actions that are Northerners, and all Canadians, today, anchored in the principles of responsible, tomorrow and for years to come. [...] Towards Securing Sovereignty As marine traffic in the North increases, Our territories call on the federal government so too will the need to ensure that the to work in collaboration with us to enhance regulatory regime that governs shipping monitoring and enforcement capabilities in in Arctic waters is modern, effective and the Arctic. [...] Our three governments need to develop adaptation • Assess the vulnerability of infrastructure in strategies that will maximize the benefits and communities and find ways to assist them minimize the negative impacts of climate to be more adaptive. [...] Learning From the Past A key element of research and science in the North includes traditional knowledge and Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit — the uniting of traditional thought and action.

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environment climate change adaptation government politics sustainability economy arctic global warming climate change adaptation canada culture emergency preparedness indigenous peoples transport weather ecosystem sustainable human activities environmental politics natural environment effects of global warming devolved far north adapting to climate change

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