Taking Action to Advance the Inuit Vision
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ICC holds a General Assembly every four years at which Inuit delegates from across the Circumpolar region elect a new Chair and an Executive Council, develop policies, and adopt resolutions that will guide the activities of the organization for the coming term. The General Assembly is the heart of the organization, providing an opportunity for sharing information, discussing common concerns, debating issues, and strengthening the bonds between all Inuit.
The ICC international office is housed with the Chair and each member country maintains a national office under the political guidance of a President.
Assemblies also provide an opportunity to celebrate a rich cultural heritage and to strengthen the cultural bonds between all Inuit.
July 16-19, 2018 – Utqiaġvik, Alaska
Inuvik, Canada – July 21-24, 2014
Nuuk, Greenland – June 28-July 2, 2010
Barrow, Alaska – July 9-13, 2006
Kuujjuaq, Quebec – August 11-16, 2002
Nuuk, Greenland – July 24-31, 1998
Nome, Alaska – July 24-28, 1995
Inuvik & Tuktoyaktuk, Canada – 20-24 July, 1992
Sisimiut, Greenland – July 24-28, 1989
Kotzabue, Alaska – 28 July-3 August 1986
Frobisher Bay, Canada – July 25-31, 1983
Nuuk, Greenland – July 1980
Barrow, Alaska – June 13-19, 1977
Bill Edmunds Award
The Bill Edmunds Award is the highest award ICC presents to an Inuk during its General Assemblies. This award was established by ICC to honour those individuals who have made a selfless contribution to the promotion of Inuit rights and interests, with a particular focus on international endeavors.
Prior to ICC assemblies, nominations from each country are reviewed by the executive council members and a vote, requiring unanimous consent, is taken.
1986 Eben Hopson, Alaska
1989 Dalee Sambo, Alaska
1992 Rosemarie Kuptana, Canada
1995 Robert Petersen, Greenland
1995 Andy Carpenter, Canada1998
1998 Ludmila Ainana, Chukotka
2002 Aqqaluk Lynge, Greenland
2006 Jose Kusugak, Canada
2010 Mary Simon, Canada
2014 Carl Chr. Puju Olsen
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