The Thor Heyerdahl International Day 2008 – Indigenous people of the world
THEME: The Inuit of the Circumpolar Region in a challenging world
– Inuit of Canada
– Inuit of the International Flora
Mary Simon, former president of the INUIT Circumpolar Conference and Canadian ambassador for Inuit issues in the Canadian Foreign Office. She has been vice-chairperso for the Board of the Native Economic Development Programme and Director of the Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security.