6th Arctic Leaders’ Summit

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops

When: 13 November 2019 to 15 November 2019

Where: Rovaniemi, Finland

More information: 
Link to Summit Webpage

Summary

The Arctic Leaders’ Summit (ALS) is a unique, longstanding forum in which Indigenous Peoples from across the Arctic set their own priorities for discussion, bridge differences, and create common understanding particularly on matters related to the Arctic environment. In addition to the Permanent Participants, other prominent Arctic Indigenous leaders, Arctic States and Observers to the Arctic Council are invited to attend.

The Permanent Participants to the Arctic Council have organized five ALS since 1991 in Denmark, Norway, Russia and Canada. Each ALS has resulted in a declaration that can be found here.

In total, over 80 leaders are expected to attend. The 6th Arctic Leaders’ Summit (ALS6) will revolve around four themes:

  1. A look back to the Arctic Leaders’ Summit history
  2. Arctic Indigenous Languages and Environmental Changes
  3. Why is Arctic still inhabited? Coping in the changing Arctic
  4. Dialogue between Arctic Indigenous Peoples and the Arctic Council Observers