President Barack Obama at Choctaw Nation – Photo by Reid Williams
WASHINGTON — The White House announced on Friday, President Barack Obama will visit Anchorage, Alaska, on Monday, August 31, 2015, to address the U.S. State Department’s GLACIER conference.
The conference is entitled Global Leadership in the Arctic: Cooperation, Innovation, Engagement and Resilience, or GLACIER.
“GLACIER will convene foreign ministers from Arctic nations and key non-Arctic states with scientists, policymakers, and stakeholders from Alaska and the Arctic region to discuss how climate change is reshaping the Arctic, increase global awareness of how Arctic climate change is affecting the rest of the world, and identify individual and collective actions to address these challenges,” according to White House spokesperson Hallie Ruvin.
Arctic indigenous people are invited to attend this conference.
Ruvin further stated more details on the President’s Alaska travel “will be available in the coming weeks.”