United Voice of the Arctic

Founded in 1977 by the late Eben Hopson of Barrow, Alaska, the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) has flourished and grown into a major international non-government organization representing approximately 180,000 Inuit of Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Chukotka (Russia).

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ICC Alaska

ICC Greenland

ICC Chukotka

ICC is the body that represents all Inuit from Alaska, Canada, Greenland, and Chukotka on matters of international importance.

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Inuit represented

ICC was founded in 1977 when Inupiaq Eben Hopson invited to Barrow, Alaska numerous other Inuit to discuss ways in which a common response could be developed to address increasing attacks on the Inuit way of life, environment, and human rights that were initiated by industry, states, and others with interests in the Arctic.

ICC News

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

The Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska, in collaboration with partners, is pleased to release the report: Food Sovereignty and Self-Governance – Inuit Role in Arctic Marine Resource Management. This Inuit-led report illuminates the unique and rich Inuit values and management practices that have successfully safeguarded the Arctic for thousands of years.

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Watch ICC’s 40th Anniversary Commemorative Video

Founded in 1977

Strengthening our goals

Inuit from Canada, Greenland, and Alaska discussed their common vision when Eben Hopson hosted the first ever the Inuit Circumpolar Conference in June of 1977.

Founder of ICC – Eben Hopson

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ICC Canada Office
75 Albert Street, Suite 1001
Ottawa, Ontario
K1P 5E7

+1 613 563 2642
Email: icc@inuitcircumpolar.com