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Ottawa, Canada - Inuit have reaffirmed Canada’s sovereignty over the Northwest Passage after comments this week by US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that Canada’s claim over the passage was “illegitimate.” “The Northwest Passage is part of Inuit Nunangat, our Arctic...
Rovaniemi, Finland – The United States has set an unfortunate precedent by refusing to agree to compromise language that would have allowed the Arctic Council’s Finnish Chairmanship to issue a final declaration. “Refusing to allow the words ‘climate change’ into the...
ICC Canada Commends Government of Canada Support for Pikialasorsuaq Inuit Marine Management, Inuit Mobility Rights, and Cooperation with Kalaalliit Nunaat
ICC Canada is pleased with the endorsement of the Pikialasorsuaq Leaders Statement, which advances Inuit led management of the important marine area located within Nunavut on the Canadian side, and Kalaalliit Nunaat (Greenland).
The President of ICC Canada, Monica Ell-Kanayuk expressed her deepest condolences on the passing of Joe Enook, Speaker of the Nunavut Legislature and Member of the Legislative Assembly for the riding of Tununiq.
This week the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response (PPR) is meeting in London, UK. Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Canada Vice-President (International) Lisa Koperqualuk is attending the meetings to bring the Inuit voice on Arctic shipping including the need for cleaner, safer fuels to the international community.
On this day the Inuit Circumpolar Council honours and commemorates International Mother Language Day. It is a day to promote the preservation and protection of all languages.
Inuit Leaders Push for Strong Measures that Support the Revitalization, Maintenance and Protection of Inuktut as Part of the International Year of Indigenous Languages Launched at the United Nations General Assembly
Inuit leadership from the four Inuit regions in Canada made the following statement today honouring the launch of the International Year of Indigenous Languages at the United Nations General Assembly.
Inuit Support Ban of Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) Proposed at International Maritime Organization’s Marine Environment Protection Committee Meeting in London, UK
Inuit worked with 14 other nations towards the development of a ban on the use of Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) in the Arctic, which is currently banned in the Antarctic.
October 26, 2018 – Berlin, Germany – “The recognition of and respect for our Indigenous human rights, status and role in the Arctic should not be viewed as a threat to the work of governments, rather, it is a matter of good governance and genuine partnership needed to...
October 16, 2018 – Ottawa, Canada – Inuit support the strong findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) special report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, but say the emergency debate in the House of Commons last night to discuss the critical issue of...
Circumpolar Inuit Conclude 13th ICC General Assembly – New Chair Elected: Dr. Dalee Sambo Dorough Utqiaġvik Declaration Adopted
July 19, 2018 – Utqiaġvik, Alaska – Inuit delegates from Alaska (USA), Greenland, Canada, and Chukotka (Russia) today concluded a successful 13th Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) General Assembly on the theme of “Inuit - TheArctic We Want” in Utqiaġvik, Alaska, unified...
July 15, 2018 – Utqiaġvik, Alaska – The Inuit Circumpolar Council (Canada) is pleased to announce the results of its elections for the positions of President, and Vice-President ofICC (Canada) today following it’s Annual General Meeting held in Utqiaġvik, Alaska. The...
July 10, 2018 - Iqaluit, Nunavut – The Chair of the Inuit Circumpolar Council, Ms. Okalik Eegeesiak expressed deep sorrow at the news of the death of former ICC President Mr.Hans Pavia Rosing in Greenland. He was ICC’s President from 1980-1986 during theorganization’s...
ICC’s Pikialasorsuaq Commission Workshop Concludes with an Implementation Plan: Moving Forward with the Recommendations
May 31, 2018, Nuuk, Greenland. The Pikialasorsuaq Commission today concluded an international workshop with a roadmap for implementing the 2017 recommendations. The workshop was attended by representatives from the Canadian and Greenlandic communities who live and use...
May 28, 2018, Nuuk, Greenland. The Pikialasorsuaq Commission is hosting an international workshop that will gather approximately 30 - 40 representatives from the Pikialasorsuaq region, Inuit organizations, the scientific community, Government Representatives from...
Nuuk, Greenland, 15 February 2018 – Inuit pedagogical experts and practitioners from across the circumpolar region met here over three days at an education summit to deal with the urgent formal education gap facing their communities and to share successful pedagogical...
Copenhagen, Denmark; Nuuk, Greenland; Iqaluit, Nunavut; Nov. 23, 2017 The Inuit Circumpolar Council’s Pikialasorsuaq Commission is calling for the creation of an Inuit- identified, Inuit-managed protected area in the ecologically and culturally significant area shared...
Inuit from Canada, Greenland, Alaska and Chukotka came together in Ottawa to discuss cultural sustainability, food security and conservation through use. The Summit resulted in a commitment to collaboratively and inclusively promote, sustain and strengthen Inuit cultural rights to food sovereignty.
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