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The Inuit Circumpolar Council (ІСС) is an international Indigenous Peoples' Organization representing approximately 160.000 Inuit living in the Arctic regions of Alaska, Canada, Greenland and Chukotka, Russia.

The principal goals of ІСС are:

  • To strengthen unity among Inuit of the Circumpolar region
  • To promote Inuit rights and interests on the international level
  • To ensure and further develop Inuit culture and society for both the present and future generations
  • To seek full and active participation in the political, economic, and social development in our homelands
  • To develop and encourage long-term policies which safeguard the Arctic environment
  • To work for international recognition of the human rights of all Indigenous Peoples

Inuit Circumpolar Council is also involved in different international fora. Read more about ICC's work and involvements on this web site.

Please note that we are currently updating and re-structuring our web site.

Latest news

March 21, 2015: Indigenous peoples and EU

Inuit Circumpolar Council - Greenland (ICC-Greenland) is participating in the days of March 23-24, 2015 in a meeting in connection with a revision of the EU policy objectives about indigenous peoples. The meeting will take place in Brussels. The President of ICC-Greenland Hjalmar Dahl will, together with other representatives for indigenous peoples, be present at this meeting.


January 16, 2015: Satisfied with the ICC Executive Council meeting

January 15, 2015 was the last day of meetings for the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) Executive Council. During the three days of the meeting the delegation of tasks between the regional offices in Alaska, Canada, Chukotka and Greenland has been established.


January 13, 2015: ICC Executive Council meets in Nuuk

Today, January 13, 2015 the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) new Executive Committee held its first meeting in Nuuk after the ICC General Assembly in July 2014 in Canada.