Over the course of four days the 64 Inuit delegates heard presentations from Inuit experts on a range of topics. Reports were delivered on three major summits held by ICC over the last four-year term on Economic Development, Wildlife Management and Language.

As is ICC tradition the Chair of the international organization was transferred to Alaska for the next four-year term. Dr Dalee Sambo Dorough was unanimously elected as the new Chair, taking over from Canada’s Okalik Eegeesiak.

The delegates also adopted the Utqiaġvik Declaration, both an outcome document from the General Assembly and a roadmap to the work ICC will engage in during the coming four years. The Declaration also mentions UArctic in the section on Education and Language:

"Support the University of the Arctic as it delivers higher educational services to Inuit and other institutions that support Inuit students outside the Arctic and paves the way for student and researcher exchanges across the Arctic."

The next ICC General Assembly will be held in llulissat, Greenland in 2022.

[Full press release on the ICC website]