The Andrews Initiative, University of New Brunswick, and the community-based St. John River Society, applied to the RSC Atlantic’s Open Academy programme for support for a community talk and public forum by Inuit Environmentalist and Nobel nominee, Sheila Watt-Cloutier in St. Dunstan’s Church, Fredericton.
This first RSC Atlantic “Open Academy” was well-received by the 71 Fredericton community attendees at St. Dunstan’s Church (the session opened with a smudge ceremony conducted by Maliseet elders). Sheila Watt-Cloutier’s talk, entitled “Everything Is Connected,” and her forum with the community, touched on issues of the environment, the economy, foreign policy, sustainability, human rights, and leadership in the 21st century. All advertising for this event acknowledged the Royal Society’s participation.
Speaker: Sheila Watt-Cloutier