Circumpolar Inuit Economic Summit

March 28-30, 2017
Sheraton Hotel & Spa
Anchorage, Alaska

Background and Purpose

The 2014 Kitigaaryuit Declaration provides the mandate for “ICC leadership to plan and convene a Circumpolar Inuit Economic Summit, which would explore potential collaborations among Inuit businesses and facilitate Inuit businesses sharing experiences amongst themselves.”

This Summit is not an open Arctic business conference; it will focus on Inuit owned and controlled businesses. The Summit will concentrate on business and economic development from an Inuit perspective. As stated in the Declaration we will share experiences and explore potential collaboration.

ICC has hosted similar meetings before. In 1993, an Inuit Business Development Conference was held in Anchorage to discuss: 1) Trade and Travel, 2) Strengthening Economic Ties, 3) Natural Resources and Economies. In 2011, ICC held a Circumpolar Inuit Leaders Summit on Resource Development in Ottawa and developed the “Circumpolar Inuit Declaration on Resource Development Principles in Inuit Nunaat”.

An umiaq (traditional Inupiaq boat) frame on the coast of Wainwright, Alaska. 2016.



The Summit will be held March 28-30, 2017, at the facilities of the Sheraton Hotel and Spa in Anchorage, Alaska. The hotel is located in downtown Anchorage nearby to restaurants and local attractions. For further information on things to do while visiting Anchorage please visit Operational headquarters for the four ICC Alaska regional corporations (ASRC, NANA, BSNC, Calista) are located in Anchorage.