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Arctic News Sources & Organizations

News Sources

The Arctic Portal –  (Arctic Portal is an endorsed International Polar Year project lead by Iceland’s Senior Arctic Official in consultation with other members of the Arctic Council.)

The Arctic: The World Affairs Blog Network
 – (Focuses on political, military, and environmental issues maintained by the Foreign Policy Association. Foreign Policy, based in New York, is a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring the American public to learn more about the world.)
 – (Cross-border news from Norway, Sweden, Finland and Russia.)

Nunatsiaq News
 – (Nunatsiaq News, published in Nunavut, serves Canada’s northern territories.)

Michael Byers on the Arctic
–  (Byers holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Politics and International Law at the University of British Columbia. He is the author of Who Owns the Arctic? Understanding Sovereignty Disputes in the North (2009)


Arctic Council

Arctic Marine Organizations
International Maritime Organization

Protection of the Arctic Marine Environment, Arctic Council

Canadian Inuit Organizations
Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation

Makivik Corporation (Nunavik)

Nunatsiavut Government

Nunavik Government

Nunavut Government

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (Nunavut)

Other Arctic-Focused Organizations
Conference Board of Canada, Centre for the North - Works with Aboriginal leaders, businesses, governments, communities, educational institutions, and other organizations to achieve a shared vision of sustainable prosperity in Canada's North.

Permanent Participants of the Arctic Council
Aleut International Association

Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples Secretariat

Gwich’in Council International

Inuit Circumpolar Council

Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North

Saami Council      

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