ECCC Minister Catherine McKenna and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy met with leaders of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK)

OTTAWA, April 7, 2016 /CNW/ - Environment and Climate Change Minister Catherine McKenna and United States Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy participated in a productive meeting today with ITK Inuit leaders in Ottawa, Ontario.

Canada and the United States both recognize the importance of incorporating traditional and scientific knowledge in decision making. Both countries are committed to working with Indigenous leaders to advance our understanding of climate change and our ability to manage its effects.

Quotes

"From the earliest days of this government, we have affirmed as one of our principles our commitment to work with Indigenous leaders who are taking action on climate change and from whom we recognize we have much to learn when it comes to caring for our planet."
– The Honourable Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change

"The United States Environmental Protection Agency deeply values the partnership of Indigenous leaders and tribal nations. Their work is key to protecting public health and the environment."
Gina McCarthy, Administrator, United States Environmental Protection Agency

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Image with caption: "On April 7, 2016, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, Catherine McKenna, and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator, Gina McCarthy, met with leaders of the Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) during the EPA Administrator’s visit to Ottawa, Ontario. (CNW Group/Environment and Climate Change Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20160407_C6244_PHOTO_EN_660352.jpg

For further information: Caitlin Workman, Press Secretary, Office of the Minister of Environment and Climate Change, 819-938-9436; Media Relations, Environment and Climate Change Canada, 819-938-3338

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