As trade and shipping routes open in the Arctic, oil exploration expands and questions of climate change arise, cooperation in the Arctic becomes increasingly more important. This week on Addressing Alaskans, learn more about the Arctic Council, the only intergovernmental forum devoted entirely to the Arctic.
Recorded at a joint meeting Commonwealth North and Institute of the North, U.S. representative to the Arctic Council, Julie Gourley provides a brief history on the council, an update Arctic SAR Treaty and other projects on the table for the Arctic Council.
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BROADCAST ON KSKA: Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 2:00 p.m., repeats Thursday at 7:00 p.m.
RECORDED: August 18, 2011
SPEAKER: Julia Gourley, Senior Arctic Official of the United States and U.S. representative to the Arctic Council
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