Sheila Watt-Cloutier

Chair, Inuit Circumpolar Conference

Sheila Watt-Cloutier is chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference, the organization that internationally represents the interests of Inuit residents in northern Canada, Greenland, Alaska, and Chukotka.

She co-wrote, produced, and co-directed the acclaimed youth awareness video, "Capturing Spirit: The Inuit Journey," which helped persuade governments to ban the generation and use of persistent organic pollutants that contaminate the Artic food web, In recognition of this work, she received the inaugural global environment award from the World Association of NGOs. In 2005 UNEP (United Nations Environment Programme) named her one of seven "Champions of the Earth."

Last Updated: September 3, 2017