Politician • Canada
“I have attempted to alert the world that Inuit will not become a footnote in the history of globalization”
Sheila Watt-Cloutier is an Inuit political figure committed to defending her people’s culture. Born in Nunavik in 1953, she was international chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) from 2002 to 2006. Candidate for the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, she has won many awards including the United Nation’s Mahbub ul Haq Human Development Award in 2007.