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News: Gwich'in Council International

Arctic Youth High on the Agenda during Norwegian Chairship meeting with Indigenous Permanent Participant Organizations

Updates were exchanged on the status of the Norwegian Chairship of the Arctic Council (2023-2025) and Permanent Participants’ activities. Other important topics include y...
29 Jan 2024

The Norwegian Chairship at Arctic Frontiers 2024

The Norwegian Chairship of the Arctic Council (2023-2025) hosted a series of side events at the Arctic Frontiers conference 2024 in Tromsø, Norway. Find the recordings of...
22 Jan 2024

Norwegian Chairship Launches Initiative to Address Wildland Fires in the Arctic

The Chairship Wildland Fires Initiative aims to increase circumpolar collaboration, knowledge sharing and partnership on wildland fires to tackle this urgent climate issu...
19 Oct 2023

A new format to strengthen Arctic wildland fire cooperation

The Arctic Wildland Fire Sharing Circle brought together diverse voices to share projects, tools and research to start new conversations and build networks to tackle Arct...
01 Mar 2022

How Arctic Indigenous Peoples negotiated a seat at the table

The status of “Permanent Participants” is unique in international cooperation. The Arctic Council was the first (and so far only) intergovernmental forum to accredit Indi...
10 May 2021

What It Means To Be Gwich’in

"Being Gwich’in means strength and resilience, a strength that is not only physical, but spiritual and has been passed down from my ancestors before me."
10 May 2021

Women of the Arctic Council: Devlin Fernandes, Executive Director of Gwich’in Council International

In honor of International Women’s Day on 8 March, we spoke with some of the women who work with the Arctic Council to learn more about them, what it means to be a woman i...
10 Mar 2021

25 years of peace and cooperation – Highlights from Arctic Frontiers

On the occasion of the Arctic Council’s anniversary, the Arctic Frontiers 2021 virtual conference hosted a high-level dialogue on the Council’s track record of 25 years o...
19 Feb 2021

Powered by Nature: The Old Crow Solar Project

How one remote Arctic community transitioned to green energy – and why it doesn’t need to be an exception
14 Dec 2020

Innovating the food industry on the top of the world

For millennia, food production has supported population growth, the development of towns and cities, trade and other elements essential to successful human development. Y...
11 Sep 2020

As millions of acres burn in the Arctic, creating a common language around wildfire management is key

Record-setting wildfire seasons are becoming a new normal in the Arctic. While uncontrolled wildfires are devastating, could fire also be a tool for biodiversity and miti...
07 Sep 2020

Round two of the Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy kicks off

The Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy (ARENA) is a unique knowledge sharing program about isolated power systems integration held in partnership with Canada, Gwich’in...
21 Jul 2020

The Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy (ARENA) Program Seeks Renewable Energy Enthusiasts

Calling all renewable energy enthusiasts, the Arctic Remote Energy Networks Academy (ARENA) is seeking its next set of project participants.
19 Feb 2020

The Arctic Council at Arctic Frontiers

This year’s conference will focus on the theme “Power of knowledge” and takes place from 26-30 January 2020.
20 Jan 2020

Wildfires don’t respect territorial boundary lines

The Arctic is experiencing its worst wildfire season on record, affecting the environment and communities in the circumpolar North and beyond.
07 Aug 2019

History of the Arctic Council Permanent Participants

The Permanent Participant (PP) organizations are a unique feature of the Arctic Council. They give indigenous peoples the opportunity to make valuable contributions to th...
28 Aug 2015

Engaging Youth: Future Arctic Leaders Meet in Ottawa

Future Arctic Leaders met in Ottawa, Canada, to discuss key economic, social and environmental issues in the Arctic...
30 Apr 2015