Dalee Sambo Dorough

Dalee Sambo Dorough is the former Chairperson of the Inuit Circumpolar Council. She received a Ph.D. in Law from the University of British Columbia, Faculty of Law and a Master of Arts in Law & Diplomacy, from The Fletcher School, Tufts University. Presently, she is a Senior Scholar and Special Advisor on Arctic Indigenous Peoples at the University of Alaska Anchorage. Dalee was Chairperson and an Expert Member of the UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, and is the past co-Chair of the International Law Association Committee on Implementation of the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. She has published contributions in the field of Indigenous human rights as well as Arctic Indigenous Peoples, including a forthcoming co-authored chapter on The World Heritage Convention and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples for Oxford University Press manuscript. Dalee is the 2022 International Arctic Science Committee Medalist, recognized for “outstanding achievements in advocacy for the rights of Indigenous Peoples, her service to a wide range of Arctic communities, including the Arctic Council, and her influence as a legal scholar.”