Media & Reports


Inuit Summit

Circumpolar Inuit Economic Summit
Circumpolar Inuit Wildlife Management Summit
Inuit Education Summit

I am Inuit

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

Indigenous Knowledge

Coastal Monitoring Indigenous Knowledge Holders Meeting Report February 2017, Ottawa, Canada 

Declarations & Resolutions

“Utqiagvik Declaration” Passed at the 2018 General Assembly in Utqiagvik, Alaska

“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

Press Releases


Press Release: Inuit Circumpolar Council Calls for Safe Arctic Shipping to Protect Inuit Rights and the Marine Environment – ICC Applies for IMO Consultative Status February 2020

Press Release: ICC Alaska launches first ever Emerging Alaskan Inuit Leaders Initiative October 2019

Press Release: Our Food Forever – Alaska Inuit Food Sovereignty Summit September 2019

Press Release: Inuit call for self-determination, partnership, and recognition of human rights in science and research at International Arctic Science Ministerial  October 2018                                

Press Release: ICC Chair Addresses Arctic Biodiversity Congress, Emphasizes the Interconnectedness of Climate Change, Biodiversity, and Indigenous Rights October 2018      

Press Release: Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Alaska to launch Alaskan Inuit Food Sovereignty Initiative October 2018

Press Release: Circumpolar Inuit Conclude 13th General Assembly – New Chair Elected: Dr. Dalee Sambo Dorough – Utqiaġvik Declaration Adopted July 2018.

Press Release: Inuit Across Circumpolar Nations Mourn the Death of Former ICC President Hans Pavia Rosing July 2018
Press Release: Inuit from Russia, Alaska, Canada and Greenland Meet in Nuuk at Inuit Education Summit February 2018
Press Release: Cravalho Appointed to Arctic Economic Council January 2018
Press Release: An Inuit Vision for the Future of the Pikialasorsuaq November 2017
Press Release: Inuit Reaffirm Solidarity on Sustainable Use of the Arctic’s Living Resources November 2017
Press Release: Inuit Day 2017 November 2017
Press Release: Inuit Circumpolar Council Wildlife Management Summit November 2017
Press Release: ICC Pikialasorsuaq Commission Calls for Postponement of Russian Rocket Launch October 2017
Press Release: Nancy Karetak-Lindell Named Acting Chair of Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) October 2017
Press Release: Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Celebrates International Day Of the World’s Indigenous Peoples August 2017
Press Release: ICC Announces Patron and Theme for the 13th ICC General Assembly July 2017
Press Release: ICC Welcomes the World to Celebrate 40 years of Arctic Advocacy on Behalf of Inuit: For Inuit, by Inuit, with Inuit June 2017
Press Release: ICC Takes the Opportunity to Observe and Reflect the Arctic Council Ministerial May 2017
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 Change – What’s Next?” James Stotts, ICC Alaska President, Arctic Council Ministerial, May 2019                                                                                                      “Indigenous Peoples, Biodiversity and their Interrelated Nature” Dalee Sambo Dorough, ICC Chair, Arctic Biodiversity Congress, October 2018                             “Remarks of Incoming Chair” Dalee Sambo Dorough, 13th General Assembly of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, July 20, 2018                                                                       “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