BBC’s ‘The Forum’ Presents: Being Cold

November 8
1:00 pm

The nip of Jack Frost is well known to Canadians. Complaining about the severe weather seems the real national pastime. In some cases being cold defines a culture. Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut and Inuvialuit have been home to a continuous indigenous population for thousands of years. Throughout their existence the Inuit have survived on what their harsh Arctic climate has provided them. As Inuit continue to depend on these resources, their way of life is now being threatened. They are the first population to be seriously affected by the impacts of climate change. How does the shared experience of the cold foster a culture across this country? How is it being threatened? What do we stand to lose?

Join Nobel nominated Inuit activist and former International Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council Sheila Watt-Cloutier, Arctic Spatial Ecologist Dr. David Atkinson and “Ice Huts” Architectural Photographer Richard Johnson.

Moderated by BBC’s diplomatic correspondent Bridget Kendall, this panel discussion will be recorded for broadcast on BBC World Service’s “The Forum”, in which prominent international thinkers debate big ideas.

Price:$10 general admission $5 student

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National Gallery of Canada
380 Sussex Dr, Ottawa, ON



Produced in partnership with

  • BBC World Service – The Forum
  • BBC World Service
  • The Circle on Philanthropy and Aboriginal Peoples in Canada

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