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Circumpolar Inuit Protocols For Equitable and Ethical Engagement

Circumpolar Inuit Protocols for Equitable and Ethical Engagement

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Inuit Summits

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 www.iaminuit.org 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.

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

Press Releases

Press Release: International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples: Inuit welcome the historic UN General Assembly recognition of a clean, healthy, sustainable environment as a human right August 2022

Press Release: 14th ICC General Assembly “Inuit – Strength and Peace” June 2022

Press Release: Inuit Circumpolar Council Establishes New Standard in International Engagement with the Release of Circumpolar Inuit Protocols for Equitable and Ethical Engagement June 2022

Press Release: ICC and Kawerak, Inc Publication on Co-Production of Knowledge March 2022

Press Release: Inuit Circumpolar Council, first Indigenous Peoples Organization to formally participate as an Observer at the IPCC March 2022

ICC Press Release: A victory for Inuit at IMO – Indigenous Knowledge to be included to deal with underwater ship noise pollution January 2022

ICC Press Release: Inuit and Small Islands Aligned on Reducing Black Carbon and the Decarbonization of the Global Shipping Fleet to Protect Vulnerable Communities December 2021

Press Release: Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) to Hold 14th General Assembly Virtually in 2022 November 2021

Press Release: Inuit Voices to be Heard at IMO on Critical Shipping Issues November 2021

Press Release: Inuit Delegation Heading to COP26 Climate Change Meeting – Call on Global Leaders to Take Three Critical Actions October 2021  Inuit Circumpolar Council UNFCCC COP 26 Position Paper

Press Release: 2021 ICC Health Summit Begins Online for a Month – Focusses on Links Between Inuit Culture and Health September 2021

Press Release: Arctic Council at 25 – Plaudits for Early Achievements Inuit Say it Needs to Understand “Meaningful Engagement” September 2021

Press Release: Inuit Joint Submission to UN Special Rapporteur: Four Key Recommendations to Improve Access to Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation Infrastructure August 2021  Access to Drinking Water and Sanitation Infrastructure in Inuit Nunaat

Press Release: Inuit Review the IPCC 6th Assessment Report on The Physical Science Basis and Prepare for Crucial COP26 Talks in Glasgow August 2021

Press Release: Inuit United in Solidarity for Indigenous Communities in Canada Following Discovery of 215 Children in Unmarked Graves June 2021

Press Release: Inuit Congratulate Arctic Council on 25th Anniversary Urge Greater Role for Permanent Participants May 2021

Press Release: Ahead of Earth Day 2021, ICC Obtains Observer Status within the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) April 2021

Press Release: ICC Presents Case for Consultative Status to IMO Council March 2021

Press Release: Inuit Call for Stronger Protections for Safe Arctic Shipping Considering Weak HFO Ban Passed at IMO November 2020

Press Release: ICC Policy Paper on “Local Communities” Chronicles Opposition to the Undermining and Erosion of Inuit Rights October 2020  (POLICY PAPER ON THE MATTER OF “LOCAL COMMUNITIES”)

Press Release: The  Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska releases Inuit led report: Food Sovereignty and Self-Governance – Inuit Role in Arctic Marine Resource Management September 2020

Press Release: ICC Launches Podcast: ᐅᓂᒃᑳᑦ / UNIKKAAT / UNIPKAAT / UNGIPAGHAT / NALLUNAIRUTET / Circumpolar Waves August 2020

Press Release: Ongoing Coronavirus Pandemic Highlights Infrastructure Gaps Across Circumpolar Regions Related to Inuit Health – Demonstrates Strength of Inuit Culture April 2020


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


“A Need to Focus on Indigenous Priorities” James Stotts, ICC Alaska President, Arctic Council Ministerial, May 2021

“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