Inuit Circumpolar Council

主要事实

Equator Prize Winner: 2023
Year of establishment: 1977
Location: Nuuk, Greenland
Ecosystem: Ocean and coasts

The Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) is a non-governmental organization that unites 180,000 Inuit Indigenous people across Nunaat, the Inuit homeland that spans Canada, Greenland, Russia, and the State of Alaska in the United States. ICC integrates ancestral Inuit knowledge and practices to protect the Arctic ecosystem and defend land and ocean rights. They conduct research, advocate for sustainable practices, and provide representation for Inuit communities. To establish an Inuit-managed protected area in the Pikialasorsuaq, a shared region between Canada and Greenland, the ICC initiated the Pikialasorsuaq Commission. Through community consultation with youth, elders, men, and women, this groundbreaking initiative aims to preserve the ecological integrity of Pikialasorsuaq, the largest Arctic polynya. It also seeks to enable unrestricted movement between historically connected communities. This marks the first international Inuit-led body managing an Inuit Protected Area, setting a unique precedent for conservation and Indigenous rights.

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Sara Olsvig
International President

http://www.inuit.org

Equator Prize 2023

 

Global North

生物多样性保护
Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change

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Equator Prize 2023

 

Global North

生物多样性保护
Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change

Equator Prize 2023

 

Global North

生物多样性保护
Community-Based Adaptation to Climate Change

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主要事实

Equator Prize Winner: 2023
Year of establishment: 1977
Location: Nuuk, Greenland
Ecosystem: Ocean and coasts

The Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) is a non-governmental organization that unites 180,000 Inuit Indigenous people across Nunaat, the Inuit homeland that spans Canada, Greenland, Russia, and the State of Alaska in the United States. ICC integrates ancestral Inuit knowledge and practices to protect the Arctic ecosystem and defend land and ocean rights. They conduct research, advocate for sustainable practices, and provide representation for Inuit communities. To establish an Inuit-managed protected area in the Pikialasorsuaq, a shared region between Canada and Greenland, the ICC initiated the Pikialasorsuaq Commission. Through community consultation with youth, elders, men, and women, this groundbreaking initiative aims to preserve the ecological integrity of Pikialasorsuaq, the largest Arctic polynya. It also seeks to enable unrestricted movement between historically connected communities. This marks the first international Inuit-led body managing an Inuit Protected Area, setting a unique precedent for conservation and Indigenous rights.

Feeling like sharing this?

联系信息

Sara Olsvig
International President
http://www.inuit.org