The Inuit Circumpolar Council (ІСС) is an international Indigenous Peoples’ Organization representing approximately 180.000 Inuit living in the Arctic regions of Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Chukotka, Russia.
The principal goals of ICC are:
The ICC General Assembly is held every four years, bringing together Inuit from across the northern circumpolar region. Assembly delegates elect a chair and an executive council, and develop policies and resolutions for the coming term. The General Assembly is integral to the organization as it allows for discussion to ICC, and strengthens the cultural bonds between all Inuit.
“Every Inuk is wanted. Every Inuk is welcomed. And, every Inuk is valued. Every Inuk is the Inuit Circumpolar Council.”
– ICC Chair: Dalee Sambo Dorough
Inuit Call for Stronger Protections for Safe Arctic Shipping Considering Weak HFO Ban Passed at IMO. See the press release: ICC-PRESS-RELEASE-20201124-en-MEPC-75-IMO
The Kingdom of Denmark has started to develop an Arctic Strategy 2021-2030. Please read the open letter about input from ICC Greenland. read here
Inuit Circupolar Council Chair have press release: Coronavirus health pressrelease
The requirement for information and involvement ICC draws attention for uranium/rare metal mining in Narsaq Narsaq no to uranium mining union has an opinion read here: our request from Narsaq
Inuit stand in solidarity – Black Lives Matter. A press release from ICC Chair Dalee Sambo Dorough, read here: icc press release.