Invited by the University of Washington and Trent University, Me Jean-Francois Arteau made, on April 27th, a presentation titled: 'Sub National Actors and Policy Activism: Nunavik's Arctic Policy'. His presentation was made in the context of a 2-day conference on One Arctic: U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council. The audience was composed of students from the University of Washington and Trent University, Professors, Representatives from the Arctic Council, Members of the American Government and Policy Makers.
Me Arteau's comments were very well received. As he clearly pointed out: if the work done by the Arctic Council is not for the people living in the Arctic and does not have any positive impact on their well-being then it is not worth doing it. He also discussed Plan North, Plan Nunavik as well as Parnasimautik. He finally mentioned that if U.S. Chairmanship of the Arctic Council is about One Arctic, this One Arctic concept is for others as no sub-national organization was consulted neither involved in the shaping and framing of this concept.