From 13-15 November 2019, more than 70 Arctic Indigenous leaders gathered in Rovaniemi, Finland, for the 6th Arctic Leaders' Summit (ALS). The Summit is a longstanding, high-level political gathering of Indigenous leaders from across the circumpolar North. It's a unique forum in which Indigenous peoples set their own priorities for discussion, bridge differences and create common understanding - particularly on matters related to the Arctic environment and sustainable development.
For the first time, Indigenous youth leaders met a head of the ALS for an Arctic Leaders' Youth Summit.
We spoke to Elizabeth Ferguson from Alaska about her experiences in Rovaniemi and what she brings back to her community.