Media & Reports

Alaskan Inuit Education Alignment Summit
Circumpolar Inuit Economic Summit
Circumpolar Inuit Wildlife Management Summit
Inuit Education Summit

I am Inuit

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I AM INUIT is an ICC-Alaska project that seeks to connect the world with Alaskan Inuit (Inupiat, Yup’ik, Cup’ik and St. Lawrence Island Yupik) and the Arctic, through common humanity. Go to for further information and to find the links to the project social media sites: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Tumblr

I AM INUIT wouldn’t be possible without the generous support of these organizations:

Alaska Dispatch News

The Alaska Humanities Forum

Arctic Slope Regional Corporation

Kawerak, Incorporated

Maniilaq Association

NANA Regional Corporation 

The Oak Foundation

ICC Arctic Policy

Over the years, the Inuit Arctic Policy has become the main document for development on many issues in the Arctic and has contributed significantly in numerous ways as the Arctic has changed profoundly since the beginning of this work. Arctic states and others are invited to join with Inuit in the ongoing challenge of building and carrying out a common Arctic vision that is clearly supportive of the Arctic environment and beneficial to humankind. This is the third edition of the Inuit Arctic Policy.

ICC Arctic Policy PDF

Declarations & Resolutions

Kitigaaryuit Declaration”  Passed at the 2014 General Assembly in Inuvik, Canada

“Nuuk Declaration” Passed at the 2010 General Assembly in Nuuk, Greenland

Utqiagvik Declaration” Passed at the 2006 General Assembly in Barrow, Alaska

“Declaration on Resource Development Principles in Inuit Nunaat” Passed at the Inuit Leaders Summit on Resource Development, Ottawa, Canada, February 2011

“Moscow Declaration” Passed at the Arctic Leaders Summit, April 2010

“Inuit Declaration on Arctic Sovereignty” Adopted by the Inuit Circumpolar Council, April 2009

“Inuit Circumpolar Council Executive Council Resolution 16-01”  A Resolution of Support for Eskimo Walrus Commission’s Opposition of Including Walrus, Mammoth, and Mastodon Ivory in African Elephant Ivory Ban Laws in the United States

Project Reports & Documents

Regarding Inuit Food Security:

Circumpolar Inuit Wildlife Management Summit Report 

Alaskan Inuit Food Security Conceptual Framework: How to Assess the Arctic From An Inuit Perspective, 2016: Food Security Report BrochureFood Security Summary and Recommendations ReportFull Technical Report

Food Security Workshop Reports: Northwest Arctic Regional Food Security WorkshopBering Strait Regional Workshop Report, North Slope Regional Workshop Report, Southwest Regional Workshop Report

Reports on the Food Security Project: Food Security Progress Report to the 2014 ICC General Assembly –July 2014, Food Security Update as of January 2014 – January 2014, Food Security Update November 2012

Arctic Food Security: How to Assess Food Security from an Inuit Perspective Video:

ICC-Alaska White Paper: Declining Food Security for Inuit – August 2012

Regarding Indigenous Knowledge:

ICC’s Paper on the Application of Indigenous Knowledge within the Arctic Council

Community Based Monitoring and Indigenous Knowledge in a Changing Arctic: A Review for the Sustaining Arctic Observing Networks

Regarding Inuit Education:

Inuit Education Summit Outcome Document March 2018

Southwest Regional Education Decolonization Think Tank ReportApril 2017

Alaskan Inuit Education Alignment Summit Report – November 2016

North Slope Regional Education Decolonization Think Tank Report – October 2016

Northwest Arctic Regional Education Decolonization Think Tank Report – June 2016

Bering Strait Regional Education Decolonization Think Tank Report – April 2016

Alaskan Inuit Education Improvement Strategy2015

ICC-Alaska Education Workshop ReportJuly 2014

Press Releases

Press Release: Utqiaġvik to Host Inuit Circumpolar Council’s 2018 General Assembly  April 2017

Press Release: Circumpolar Inuit Forge Path Towards International Business Cooperation March 2017

Press Release: Inuit Circumpolar Council to convene Circumpolar Inuit Economic Summit in Anchorage March 2017

Press Release: I am Inuit Exhibit at Anchorage Museum February 2017

Press Release: Building Momentum on Climate Change Through Meaningful Action ICC Urges Local and Global Action Now November 2016

Press Release: ICC Alaska to host first ever Alaska Inuit Education Alignment Summit November 2016

Press Release: November 7th Inuit Day November 2016

Press Release: Renowned Inupiaq Leader Edward Saggan Itta Passes Away November 2016

Press Release: Inuit Circumpolar Council states the Need for Inuit Knowledge in Evidence Based Decision Making March 2016

Press Release: Inuit Circumpolar Council Salutes the Canada-USA Statement on Arctic Cooperation March 2016

Press Release: The Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC)-Alaska releases report on Inuit food security:  Alaskan Inuit Food Security Conceptual Framework: How To Assess the Arctic From an Inuit Perspective reports December 2015

Press Release: I am Inuit Meet the People of the Arctic December 2015

Press Release: ICC Calls on All to Celebrate Inuit Day November 2015

Press Release: ICC Commends the Polar Range States Recognition of Traditional Knowledge in Polar Bear Management September 2015

Press Release: ICC Executive Council Meets in Bethel, Alaska August 2015

Press Release: Arctic Indigenous Languages Assessment Symposium February 2015

Resolution 2015-1 Conservation of the Pacific WalrusJanuary 2015

Press Release: Inuit Circumpolar Council Executive Committee Meets in Nuuk, Greenland,  January 2015


“Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting” Okalik Eegeesiak, ICC Chair, Arctic Council Ministerial, May 2017

“Food Security (The Happy Criminal Life)” Jim Stotts, ICC Chair, Alaska Federation of Natives Annual Convention, October 2009

“Global Climate Change (There’s a War Going On)” Jim Stotts, ICC Chair, COP15 – Inuit and Arctic Indigenous People’s Day, December 2009

“Arctic Offshore Oil and Gas” Jim Stotts, ICC Chair, Arctic Leaders Summit, April 2010

“Responding to Emerging Challenges in the Arctic” Jim Stotts, ICC Chair, Arctic Council Deputy Ministers Meeting, May 2010

“Offshore Oil and Gas Development (We Need a Time Out)” Jim Stotts, ICC Chair, Arctic Environmental Ministers Meeting, June 2010

“The New Arctic (The Next 30 Years)” Jim Stotts, ICC Chair, ICC General Assembly, June 2010

“Arctic Caucus Statement: Economic and Social Development” Aqqaluk Lynge, ICC Chair, 10th United Nations Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues, May 2011

“Issues Relating to the Local Inhabitants and Indigenous Communities” Aqqaluk Lynge, ICC Greenland President, Ministerial Summit of Arctic Oceans, May 2008

Address to the Northern Waters Task Force Jim Stotts, ICC Alaska President, December 2010

Address to the North Pacific Fishery Management Council Jim Stotts, ICC Alaska President, June 2011

“Conditions for an Arctic Imperative (The Inuit Perspective)” Jim Stotts, ICC Alaska President, Arctic Imperative Summit, June 2011

“Responsible Resource Development” Marie Greene, ICC General Assembly, June 2010

Empowerment of Inuit and Balance Carolina Behe, 11th Arctic Frontiers Conference, January 2017