SDWG held its fourth General Meeting under Canada’s Chairmanship, on October 18-19, 2014, in Yellowknife. The objective was to provide status updates on the projects of the 2013-2015 SDWG Work Plan, to discuss the remaining work prior to the Ministerial meeting, and to learn about the emerging US priorities for the SDWG. The status reports on the SDWG Chairmanship priority initiatives and other SDWG projects demonstrated that work is on track and significant progress has been made towards the delivery of project results by April 2015, including on Mental Wellness and Resilience, the Arctic Adaptation Exchange and the Traditional and Local Knowledge Initiative. The Chair would like to thank everyone involved their hard work and thoughtfulness over the course of the two day meetings. The group’s efforts went a long way to making the fourth General Meeting a success.
“The Tlicho Drummers and the Yellowknives Dene First Nation Drummers performing at the opening of the outreach event”
Photo credit: Arctic Council Secretariat/Jesper Stig Andersen