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Inuit Circumpolar Council-Alaska

On November 15, 2021, the Inuit Circumpolar Council Executive Council held a virtual Special Meeting to discuss and decide upon the format of the 14th Inuit Circumpolar Council General Assembly in light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Each country office carried out a full review of the two options, following which the Inuit Circumpolar Council Executive Council decided by consensus that the 2022 Inuit Circumpolar Council General Assembly will be held through a virtual format in July 2022 to both transition leadership and adopt an Inuit Circumpolar Council Declaration.

It is anticipated that this virtual gathering will take place during the week of July 18-22, 2022 as originally decided upon when the Inuit Circumpolar Council Executive Council Meeting in Ilulissat in November 2019.

Inuit Circumpolar Council hopes to hold an in-person meeting in Ilulissat, Kalaallit Nunaat (Greenland) in the summer of 2023 which will include political discussions as well as cultural performances, and any other business that emerges in the interim. 

About Inuit Circumpolar Council

The Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) is an Indigenous Peoples’ Organization (IPO), founded in 1977 to promote and celebrate the unity of 180,000 Inuit from Alaska (USA), Canada, Greenland, and Chukotka (Russia). The Inuit Circumpolar Council works to promote Inuit rights, safeguard the Arctic environment, and protect and promote the Inuit way of life. In regard to climate change, we believe that it is crucial for world leaders and governments to recognize, respect and fully implement the human rights of Inuit and all other Indigenous peoples across the globe.

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