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ICC Celebrates 40th Anniversary (VIDEO)

ICC Celebrates 40 Years Of Arctic Advocacy On Behalf Of Inuit

On June 15, 2017, Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) celebrated its 40th anniversary. ICC Chair Okalik Eegeesiak has called on the global community to work together with Inuit to ensure a viable future for the Arctic. 

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“As the world looks to the Arctic for shipping, resources, fisheries and sovereignty, Inuit are celebrating the advances ICC has made over the past 40 years building upon a vision of the Arctic that we want for our children and grandchildren in the next 40 years,” said Eegeesiak.

ICC is a Permanent Participant at the Arctic Council and holds Consultative Status II at the United Nations. ICC is a representative voice and speaks on behalf of all Circumpolar Inuit on matters of international importance.

“Over the past 40 years, ICC has achieved a global reputation by defending and advocating for Indigenous rights, including rights related to culture, food security, Indigenous knowledge and preservation of language," said Hjalmar Dahl, Vice Chair, Greenland.

To help celebrate the special anniversary, ICC has created a commemorative video that highlights its inception and accomplishments. You can view the video below.