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  • Afognak Native Corporation - "established in 1977 through the merger of two village corporations formed under the Alaska Native Claims Settlements Act (ANCSA). The shareholders of these two merged village corporations, Port Lions Native Corporation and Natives of Afognak, Inc., were all descendants of old Afognak Village on Afognak Island. Today, Afognak Native Corporation is involved in the development of the wealth of its lands for the benefit of its shareholder. The primary activities are logging of Corporation lands, the providing of management services to Afognak Joint Venture of which the corporation is a 45% owner, development of tourism based industries, and support and preservation of the Alutiiq Culture of its shareholders"
  • Arctic Council - "established on September 19th, 1996 in Ottawa, Canada. A high level intergovernmental forum, the Council provides a mechanism to address the common concerns and challenges faced by the Arctic governments and the people of the Arctic. The members of the Council are Canada, Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Norway, the Russian Federation, Sweden, and the United States of America. The Association of Indigenous Minorities of the North, Siberia and the Far East of the Russian Federation, the Inuit Circumpolar Conference and the Saami Council, are Permanent Participants in the Council. There is provision for non-arctic states, inter-governmental and inter-parliamentary organizations and non-governmental organizations to become involved as observers"
  • Aurora Research Institute - "With headquarters located in Inuvik, Northwest Territories (NWT), Canada, the Aurora Research Institute (ARI) has a mandate to improve the quality of life in the western region of the Northwest Territories by applying scientific, technological and indigenous knowledge to solve northern problems"
  • Becoming Visible. Indigenous Politics and Self-Government - "a report from a conference held in Tromsų in 1993" - exciting papers
  • British Columbia Treaty Commission - " responsible for facilitating treaty negotiations in the province, not including the Nisga'a treaty negotiations. As the independent and impartial keeper of the process, the Commission is responsible for accepting First Nations into the treaty making process. It assesses when the parties are ready to start negotiations, and allocates funding, primarily in the form of loans, to First Nations"
  • Canadian Arctic Resources Committee - "a citizens' organization incorporated under federal law. Over 5,000 people from every province and both territories, and many other countries are members of CARC. The Committee is made up of individuals with different backgrounds, expertise, and of various political persuasions. But all share a long-standing interest in northern Canada, and believe that we have a responsibility to treat the North with deliberation, care, and good stewardship"
  • Circumpolar Housing Forum 2000 - "FORUM 2000 AND TRADE SHOW is an opportunity to help circumpolar nations enhance their ability to finance and create economic development opportunities for housing; take advantage of the latest design and construction technologies; deal more effectively with health and housing issues, as well as examine and highlight sustainable communities and housing. Succeeding in these objectives will inevitably improve the social and economic welfare of those living in circumpolar nations"
  • First Nations and Inuit Youth Employment Strategy - "a program of employment-related initiatives that has helped more than 36,000 young First Nations and Inuit people so far"
  • Forging a New Relationship - Proceedings of the Conference on the Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, January 31 - February 2, 1997 - edited by Donald B. Smith
  • Government of Nunavut (Canada)
  • Amanda Graham's Web Page and Info Centre - a comprehensive web-site containing essays and commentaries by the author ... interesting resources and highly recommended
  • Indian and Northern Affairs Canada - federal government agency
  • Indigenous Peoples' Secretariat - "to facilitate the involvement of indigenous peoples in the work of the Arctic Council, a high level intergovernmental forum focusing on the environment and sustainable development of the Arctic"
  • Inuit Circumpolar Conference - a NGO that represents the 125,000 Inuit of Russia (Chukotka), United States of America (Alaska), Canada, and Denmark (Greenland). Formed in 1977, the ICC holds NGO status within the United Nations Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC), and represents the Inuit in the international arena of environmental and social initiatives"
  • Inuit Tapirisat of Canada - founded in 1971, this organizations is considered to be the "national voice of the Inuit"
  • National Aboriginal Veterans Association (NAVA) - a Canadian veterans' organization, their web-site offers comments and resources on Indigenous people's involvement in White Man's wars
  • National Inuit Youth Council (Canada) - "represents at least 60% of the Inuit population who are under the age of 25 in all 55 Inuit communities in the six regions across Canada. The six regions are Labrador, Nunavik, Qikiktaaluk, Kitikmeot, Kivalliq and Inuvialuit. As a non-profit organization, the NIYC's purpose is to represent all Inuit youth from the East to the West within Canada providing a voice to issues, concerns, questions and problems that directly affect the well-being of Inuit at all levels"
  • Native Law Centre - "The fundamental objective of the Native Law Centre is to assist in the development of the law and legal system in Canada in ways to preserve and sustain Aboriginal and treaty rights. As a national law centre it seeks to provide ways in which to fulfill the human potential and the aspirations of the Aboriginal peoples can be achieved in the Canadian legal system and to make the law more accessible to Aboriginal people"
  • Northern Research and Technology in Housing - " dedicated to sharing information and knowledge about northern building issues and techniques. The NoRTH Committee includes members from northern Canada and Alaska. This website is intended to broaden this knowledge base and to encompass the full Circumpolar region"
  • Nunavut Court of Justice Library - "providing effective and innovative access to information resources to a wide range of users within and outside the Justice system in Nunavut"
  • Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated - "In 1993, the Inuit, the government of Canada and the government of the Northwest Territories signed the largest Aboriginal land claim agreement in Canadian history. At the same time, legislation was passed leading to the creation of a new territory of Nunavut on April 1,1999. The new territory will have a public government serving both Inuit and non-Inuit. Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) was set up as a private corporation in 1993, to ensure that promises made in the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement are carried out"
  • Spirit of Aboriginal Enterprise (Canada) - "provide you with the information, tools, and connections you need to learn more about the Aboriginal economy and develop or expand your Aboriginal business"
  • Statistical Yearbook Greenland - comprehensive resource including some information about other circumpolar nations
  • West Kitikmeot/Slave Study Society (WKSS) - "a partnership of aboriginal and environmental organizations, government and industry. These partners joined together as a society in late 1995 to make sure the effects of development on the environment, wildlife and people of the WKSS area are minimal and that northern people get the maximum benefits"

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