The Sea Ice Never Stops. Circumpolar Inuit Reflections on Sea Ice Use and Shipping in Inuit Nunaat.
Inuit Circumpolar Council
SDWG , ICC , Sea ice , Arctic shipping , Indigenous peoples
This expanded survey by the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC) is the product of an ongoing contribution to the Arctic Marine Shipping Assessment (AMSA) conducted by the Arctic Council. An earlier scoping report, The Sea Ice is Our Highway: An Inuit Perspective on Transportation in the Arctic, was produced in March 2008 to provide the authors of the AMSA with an Inuit perspective on the human dimension of shipping. Due to resource and time limitations, our earlier work focused on interviews within Canada. This publication updates and expands the content of this earlier report and includes material on the three other regions within the Inuit homeland – an important consideration in that, as a Permanent Participant at the Arctic Council, the Inuit Circumpolar Council speaks on behalf of all 160,000 Inuit living in Greenland, Canada, Alaska and Russia.