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Interview with Alison LeClaire, Senior Arctic Official for Canada

The Arctic Council has recently welcomed three new Senior Arctic Officials: Hanne Eskjær (Kingdom of Denmark), Anniken Krutnes (Norway), and Alison LeClaire (Canada). In ...
09 Nov 2016

First Arctic Council SAR exercise in Whitehorse, Canada

The first Arctic Council Search and Rescue exercise took place October 4-6, 2011 in Whitehorse, Yukon. 80 delegates and observers from the eight Arctic Council member sta...
01 Sep 2015

New: Video footage from Iqaluit 2015 Ministerial meeting

Video footage from the 9th Arctic Council Ministerial meeting, which took place in Iqaluit, Canada on 24 April 2015, is now available online.
13 Jul 2015

Iqaluit Ministerial Meeting Documents

Visit this article for links to documents from the Iqaluit 2015 Ministerial Meeting.
13 Jul 2015

News Release: Arctic Council renews commitment to Arctic economic and social development and environmental protection

Ministers from eight Arctic states and leaders of Arctic Indigenous Peoples met today in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada...
13 Jul 2015

Video: Welcome to the Iqaluit 2015 Ministerial Meeting

In this video, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Chair of the Arctic Council and Canada's Minister for the Arctic Council, highlights some particularly important successes u...
13 Jul 2015

News Release: Welcome to the Ninth Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting

The ninth Ministerial Meeting of the Arctic Council will take place in Iqaluit, Nunavut, Canada from April 24-25, 2015. This meeting will mark the end of Canada’s Arctic ...
13 Jul 2015

Agenda for Iqaluit 2015 Ministerial now available

Download the agenda for the Ministerial Meeting.
13 Jul 2015

Iqaluit, a modern city rich with traditional Inuit culture

The city of Iqaluit located in Nunavut, northern Canada will be the venue for the Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting held 24-25 April. Read more about some of the feature...
13 Jul 2015

The Arctic Council’s Youth Art Contest 2015

Young people of the Arctic region showed off their artistic talents in the Arctic Council’s Youth Art Contest 2015...
28 Apr 2015

Photos from the Iqaluit Ministerial Meeting

Looking for photos from the Iqaluit Ministerial Meeting? Visit our Flickr gallery for high-resolution images available for use with Creative Commons licensing.
25 Apr 2015

Video interviews with outgoing and incoming SAO Chairs

On the eve of the Iqaluit Ministerial Meeting, current SAO Chair Vincent Rigby and incoming SAO Chair David Balton spoke about memories of the past two years and expectat...
22 Apr 2015

Thematic articles highlighting Arctic Council accomplishments under the Canadian Chairmanship

This series of articles highlights some of the important initiatives undertaken during Canada's chairmanship...
21 Apr 2015

Minister Aglukkaq to Host Circumpolar Mental Wellness Symposium

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council ...
23 Mar 2015

Senior Arctic Officials met in Whitehorse, 2-5 March 2015

The Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials and Permanent Participant organizations, which represent indigenous peoples of the Arctic region, held their fourth and final m...
05 Mar 2015

Senior Arctic Officials' meeting in Whitehorse, 2-5 March 2015

At the meeting of Senior Arctic Officials in Whitehorse, delegations will take a comprehensive look at the work of the Arctic Council in the lead up to the Iqaluit 2015 M...
28 Feb 2015

SAO Chair speaks at Arctic Frontiers

At the Arctic Frontiers conference, in Tromsø, Norway on January 19, Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials Vincent Rigby spoke during the opening session.
26 Jan 2015

Senior Arctic Officials met in Yellowknife, 22-23 October

October 23, 2014 - The Arctic Council Senior Arctic Officials and Heads of Delegation of indigenous Permanent Participant organizations held their third meeting under Can...
23 Oct 2014

SAOs to meet in Yellowknife October 22-23, 2014

At the meeting of Senior Arctic Officials in Yellowknife, delegations will take a comprehensive look at the ongoing work of the Arctic Council.
20 Oct 2014

2015 Arctic Council Ministerial Meeting Announced

Canada will host the 2015 Arctic Council Ministerial meeting in Iqaluit, Nunavut, on April 24-25.
18 Sep 2014