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News: Inuit Circumpolar Council

Arctic Youth High on the Agenda during Norwegian Chairship meeting with Indigenous Permanent Participant Organizations

Updates were exchanged on the status of the Norwegian Chairship of the Arctic Council (2023-2025) and Permanent Participants’ activities. Other important topics include y...
29 Jan 2024

“The voices of the Indigenous Peoples have to be heard”: An interview with Hjalmar Dahl

Hjalmar Dahl is the President of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Greenland and currently the Chair of the Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat’s (IPS) board. In this inter...
07 Oct 2021

Covid-19: The Arctic Experience

Covid-19 is a global pandemic, a shock with wide-ranging implications. The longer-term implications remain unclear. However, we’ve already learned that we are not all imp...
10 May 2021

Changing the narrative: Addressing suicide through storytelling

Bringing an Inuit perspective on mental wellness to the Sustainable Development Working Group
10 May 2021

How Arctic Indigenous Peoples negotiated a seat at the table

The status of “Permanent Participants” is unique in international cooperation. The Arctic Council was the first (and so far only) intergovernmental forum to accredit Indi...
10 May 2021

Suggestions from the coast: An Inuit perspective on a sustainable Arctic Ocean

Jim Stotts, president of the Alaskan chapter of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC), was one of five experts joining the panel at the first thematic webinar in a meeting ...
13 Oct 2020

The impact of Covid-19 on Indigenous peoples in the Arctic

Permanent Participants on the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on their communities
16 Jul 2020

The coronavirus in the Arctic: Spotlight on mental health

As the current pandemic evolves, the focus on the health effects of the coronavirus widens. While nations around the globe implement strict measures to flatten the curve ...
22 Apr 2020

Long-term observations are an inherent process in our communities

Dr. Dalee Sambo Dorough is the Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) and she is one of the keynote speakers of the 2020 Arctic Observing Summit – a conference that...
31 Mar 2020

The Arctic Council at Arctic Frontiers

This year’s conference will focus on the theme “Power of knowledge” and takes place from 26-30 January 2020.
20 Jan 2020

History of the Arctic Council Permanent Participants

The Permanent Participant (PP) organizations are a unique feature of the Arctic Council. They give indigenous peoples the opportunity to make valuable contributions to th...
28 Aug 2015

Engaging Youth: Future Arctic Leaders Meet in Ottawa

Future Arctic Leaders met in Ottawa, Canada, to discuss key economic, social and environmental issues in the Arctic...
30 Apr 2015

The Arctic Council at IPY From Knowledge to Action

The final International Polar Year (IPY) conference will be held in Montréal, Canada April 22-27. Over 2,500 participants are expected. Attendees include Arctic and Antar...
20 Apr 2012