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I n u i t C i r c u m p o l a r C o u n c i l Kirt Ejesiak. November 18, 2010 Arctic Biodiversity Symposium Arctic Biodiversity Symposium Canadian Museum of Canadian Museum of Nature Nature

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Arctic Biodiversity Symposium Canadian Museum of Nature. Kirt Ejesiak. November 18, 2010. ICC: Who we are. ICC Chukotka (Russia). ICC Alaska (USA). ICC Greenland. ICC Canada. - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Arctic Biodiversity SymposiumArctic Biodiversity SymposiumCanadian Museum of NatureCanadian Museum of Nature

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ICC: Who we areICC: Who we are

155,000 Inuit live in the Arctic spread across Greenland, Canada, 155,000 Inuit live in the Arctic spread across Greenland, Canada, Alaska (USA) and Chukotka (Russia). The Inuit Circumpolar Council Alaska (USA) and Chukotka (Russia). The Inuit Circumpolar Council advocates for Inuit rights internationally.advocates for Inuit rights internationally.

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• BiodiversityBiodiversity• WildlifeWildlife• ContaminantsContaminants• TradeTrade• HealthHealth• LanguageLanguage• ResearchResearch• Climate ChangeClimate Change• Government RelationsGovernment Relations

ICC: What we doICC: What we do

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International Research International Research Activities and OpportunitiesActivities and Opportunities

• International Polar Year International Polar Year (IPY) & Circumpolar (IPY) & Circumpolar Flaw Lead (CFL)Flaw Lead (CFL)

• Arctic CouncilArctic Council• Intergovernmental Panel Intergovernmental Panel

on Climate Change on Climate Change (IPCC) UNFCCC COP16(IPCC) UNFCCC COP16

• CBD COP 10CBD COP 10• ArcticNetArcticNet• Northern Contaminants Northern Contaminants

ProgramProgram

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CBD COP 10CBD COP 10

Nagoya ProtocolNagoya Protocol

Access and Benefit SharingAccess and Benefit Sharing

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How is Climate Change Impacting How is Climate Change Impacting Biodiversity in the Arctic?Biodiversity in the Arctic?

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Inuit Use of BiodiversityInuit Use of Biodiversity

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• Examples of Traditional MedicineExamples of Traditional Medicine• Examples of commercializationExamples of commercialization

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What are the most pressing What are the most pressing issues to focus research issues to focus research

towards?towards?

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What is the What is the greatest greatest impediment to impediment to working on working on these issues?these issues?

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What is the What is the most most important important point for point for the general the general public to public to know about know about this work?this work?

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Qujannamiik!