Inuit: The Arctic We Want

Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events

When: 14 September 2021

Where: Online: 9:00-11:00 am AKDT, 1:00-3:00 pm EDT

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On July 16-19, 2018, Inuit delegates from Alaska, Greenland, Canada and Chukotka came together for the 13th General Assembly of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC). Under the theme “Inuit – The Arctic We Want,” delegates discussed their concerns and developed actions to address them throughout the 2018-2022 term. The event culminated in the adoption of the Utqiaġvik Declaration, which reflects Inuit priorities at the international level and serves as the mandate for the ICC’s work over this period. The Utqiaġvik Declaration outlines ten priorities aimed at advancing a future supportive of Inuit leadership and safeguarding the Inuit way of life, including:

  • International Indigenous Human Rights and International Partnerships
  • Food Security
  • Families and Youth
  • Health and Wellness
  • Education and Language
  • Indigenous Knowledge
  • Sustainable Wildlife Management
  • Environment
  • Sustainable Development
  • Communication and Capacity Building

Please join the Wilson Center’s Polar Institute as we welcome ICC Alaska leaders to share their perspectives on the Utqiaġvik Declaration, reflections on its implementation since 2018, and goals in the final year of the ICC Chair, Dr. Dalee Sambo Dorough. This gathering will feature Inuit priorities across the four membership regions of ICC Alaska and how they relate to the overarching objectives of the ICC.

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