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The united voice of the Arctic

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Founded in 1977, the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) is a major international non-government organization representing approximately 180,000 Inuit of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Chukotka (Russia). The organization holds Consultative Status II at the United Nations.

To thrive in their circumpolar homeland, Inuit had the vision to realize they must speak with a united voice on issues of common concern and combine their energies and talents towards protecting and promoting their way of life. The principal goals of ICC are, therefore, to strengthen unity among Inuit of the circumpolar region; promote Inuit rights and interests on an international level; develop and encourage long-term policies that safeguard the Arctic environment; and seek full and active partnership in the political, economic, and social development of circumpolar regions.

Inuit Circumpolar Council

Traditional Inuit attire Canada Photo Sabine Jessen
Arctic town
Cambridge Bay, Nunavut Canada Photo Dr Ferry, Getty Images