Story posted June 29, 2011
Tallman Scholar and 2009 honorary degree recipient Sheila Watt-Cloutier is being honored by Canada’s postal service for her work as an environmental and cultural advocate for Inuit human rights.
Canada Post plans to feature Watt-Cloutier on a postage stamp as part of the Icons and Images: Canadians Who Made a Difference portion of its 2012 stamp program, which is also to feature Paralympian and activist Rick Hansen, actor Michael J. Fox, and former justice of the Canadian Supreme Court and human rights leader Louise Arbour.
Other stamps in the works include those marking the centennial of the sinking of the Titanic and Canada’s role in the tragedy, the London 2012 Olympic Games and the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II.