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Inuit Circumpolar Conference Canada

Category: Organisation
Summary Information:
'The ICC in Canada is a non-profit organization led by a board of directors comprising the elected leaders of the four land-claims settlement regions: Inuvialuit, Labrador, Nunavik, and Nunavut. An elected executive, including a president, two vice-presidents, and a secretary-treasurer, manages the organization. Staff members are responsible for day-to-day operations, under the direction of the executive director.' (Inuit Circumpolar Conference Canada, 'ICC (Canada) Overview': (at 9 August 2005)).
Detailed Information:
'The activities of ICC (Canada) are directed towards the following general aims and objectives:

To represent the interests of Canadian Inuit through their national organization (Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami), and through their settlement claim organizations, on matters of an international nature;

To preserve and promote the unity of Inuit as a single people within the Circumpolar Arctic and to assist Canadian Inuit in speaking collectively with Inuit in Russia, Alaska and Greenland on international matters;

To cooperate with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami in presenting the position of Canadian Inuit on international matters;

To represent Canadian Inuit views on the Executive Council of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference (International) and to implement, in Canada, the resolutions emanating from the general assemblies of the Inuit Circumpolar Conference;

To coordinate and facilitate cooperation among the Inuit settlement claim organizations on international matters;

To serve as a facilitator, in coordination with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami, for promoting cooperation between Canadian Inuit and Inuit from Russia, Alaska, and Greenland;

To take measures to further enable Canadian Inuit to fully exercise their international rights and interests as Indigenous Peoples within Canada and globally;

To act as the international vehicle through which all Canadian Inuit can voice concerns to world bodies, international conventions, intergovernmental forums, international non-governmental organizations, and global indigenous movements;

To take measures at the international level to protect the Arctic environment and its renewable resources so that present and future generations of Canadian Inuit can fully benefit from the land and marine environment and its flora and fauna;

To take measures at the international level to protect and promote Inuit rights related to their health, culture, language, values, human rights, or any other matters that impact on the ability of Inuit to shape the future of their society within the circumpolar Arctic and the world at large;

To take measures at the international level to foster trade and economic development for Canadian Inuit and to assist in the development of successful business endeavours abroad;

To bring to the attention of Canadian Inuit the ongoing issues and concerns of Inuit in Russia, Alaska, and Greenland and to solicit Canadian Inuit assistance when required;

To maintain an on-going dialogue with ministries of the Canadian Government on issues of international importance to Canadian Inuit;

To maintain an on-going dialogue with the ministries of the Canadian Government on issues of importance to Inuit in Russia, Alaska and Greenland and to promote their rights and interests within Canada.' (Inuit Circumpolar Conference Canada, 'ICC Canada Aims and Objectives': (at 9 August 2005)).

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