Inuit Circumpolar Council - Greenland • P.O. Box 204, Issortarfik 7B, 3900 Nuuk, Greenland
Phone +299 323632 • Fax +299 323001 • E-mail iccgreenland[at]inuit[dot]org


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.


General Assembly Inuvik 2014

ICC Canada and Inuvialuit Regional Corporation is hosting ICC's 12th General Assembly in Inuvik, Canada from July 21 to July 24, 2014.

July 9, 2014: ICC says goodbye to two employees

ICC says goodbye to two employees, Bjarne (Ababsi) Lyberth and Steen Jeppson.

May 27, 2014: ICC encourages Naalakkersuisut to make a plan for soot and methane

Inuit sat at the table when the eight Arctic states met in Helsinki last week to discuss the steps that can be taken to reduce emissions of soot and[...]

April 23, 2014: ICC cheaper for Greenlandic citizen

ICC in Greenland receives less state aid than ICC in Canada, shows an inventory. The argument from Naalakkersuisut, that the organisation should be[...]

April 14, 2014: Atassut Ilulissat disagree with Naalakkersuisut

(Danish) Reduceringen af landskassens tilskud til inuit-organisationen ICC møder modstand i Naalakkersuisuts eget bagland.


Inoqatigiinneq - Sharing Life


THAT we, the Inuit, are an indigenous people, with a unique ancestry, culture and homeland;

THAT the world’s arctic and sub-arctic areas which we use and occupy transcend political boundaries;

the world’s arctic and sub-arctic areas which we use and occupy transcend political boundaries;

THAT due to our historical inheritance and use and occupancy of our homeland we enjoy cultural rights unique to indigenous peoples and share common traditions, values and concerns;

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