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Arctic Leaders' Summit


The Arctic Leaders’

Summit

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Arctic Leaders' Summit


The Arctic Leaders’

Summit


About the Arctic Leaders’ Summit

The Arctic Leaders’ Summit (ALS) is a unique, longstanding forum in which Indigenous Peoples from across the Arctic set their own priorities for discussion, bridge differences, and create common understanding particularly on matters related to the Arctic environment. In addition to the Permanent Participants, other prominent Arctic Indigenous leaders, Arctic States and Observers to the Arctic Council are invited to attend.

The Permanent Participants to the Arctic Council have organized five ALS since 1991 in Denmark, Norway, Russia and Canada. Each ALS has resulted in a declaration that can be found here.

The 6th Arctic Leaders’ Summit (ALS6) takes place 13-15 November 2019 in Rovaniemi, Finland.

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6th Arctic Leaders’ Summit

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6th Arctic Leaders’ Summit

 
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The 6th Arctic Leaders’ Summit

In total, 70-100 people are expected to attend. The 6th Arctic Leaders’ Summit (ALS6) will revolve around four themes:

1. A look back to the Arctic Leaders’ Summit history

2. Arctic Indigenous Languages and Environmental Changes

3. Why is Arctic still inhabited? Coping in the changing Arctic

4. Dialogue between Arctic Indigenous Peoples and the Arctic Council Observers

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Arctic Leaders’ Youth Summit

The Youth Summit is a new, complementary addition organized to provide a dedicated summit for Indigenous youth and promote youth engagement in ALS6. It will be an excellent opportunity for rising Indigenous leaders from across the circumpolar Arctic to learn about each other’s homelands, discuss issues of joint concern, and build their networks and skills in international cooperation.

Primarily developed by Saami youth organizations, the program will allow youth nominees to share dreams for their common Arctic future, prepare for ALS6 and compose a declaration that will be presented during ALS6.

 
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Past Arctic Leaders' Summits


Past Arctic Leaders’ Summits

Past Arctic Leaders' Summits


Past Arctic Leaders’ Summits

ALS1 was an initiative by Saami Council, and organized by Inuit Circumpolar Conference (now known as the Inuit Circumpolar Council) in June 1991. The Saami Council hosted ALS2 in Tromsø, Norway in 1995. RAIPON has been the hosts of two ALS in Moscow: ALS3 in 1999 and ALS5 in 2010. The Arctic Athabascan Council hosted ALS4 in K’atlodeeche, Northwest Territories, Canada in 2006.

Click the buttons below to read past Arctic Leaders’ Summit Declarations.