Each of the six Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples' organizations assign representatives to the CAFF management board. Out of a total of four million inhabitants of the Arctic, approximately 500,000 are indigenous. Indigenous peoples' organizations have been granted Permanent Participant status in the Arctic Council. The Permanent Participants have full consultation rights in connection with the Council's negotiations and decisions. The Permanent Participants represent a unique feautre of the Arctic Council and make valuable contributions to its activities in all areas.

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Aleut International Association (AIA) 

Nadine Kochuten

Nadine Kochuten
3900 Arctic Blvd Suite
203 Anchorage, AK 99503

Email Nadine Kochuten

Liza Mack e1500409008956 Liza Mack
3900 Arctic Blvd Suite
203 Anchorage, AK 99503
Email Liza Mack

Arctic Athabaskan Council

 Chief Michael Stickman. Photo: IISD RS

Chief Michael Stickman
International Chair
Nulato Traditional Council
P.O. Box 65049
Nulato, Alaska 99765

Tel.: +1 907-898-2339
Fax: +1 907 898 2207
Email Chief Michael Stickman


Cindy Dickson 
Executive Director
300 Range Rd., PO Box 39
Whitehorse STN C S C
Whitehorse, Yukon
Y1A 5X9

Tel.: + 1 867 393 9214
Fax: 1 867 668 6577 
Email Cindy Dickson at the AAC 
AAC website

Gwich'in Council International

 Devlin Fernandes


Devlin Fernandes
Executive Director


Email GCI
GCI website

 Edward Alexander
Edward Alexander
Gwich'in Council International

Email Edward Alexander

Inuit Circumpolar Council

 Jimmy Stotts. Photo: Arctic Council

James Stotts
President and Vice- Chair
ICC Alaska
3000 C Street, Suite N201
Anchorage, Alaska
United States of America

Tel.: +1 907 565-4052
Fax: +1 907 274-3861
Email ICC Alaska
ICC Alaska website

 Carolina Behe. Photo: IISD RS

Carolina Behe
TEK/Science Advisor
ICC Alaska
3000 C Street, Suite N201
Anchorage, Alaska
United States of America

Tel.: +1 907 274-9058
Fax: +1 907 274-3861
Email Carolina Behe
ICC Alaska website


Hjalmar Dahl
Head of Secretariat
ICC Greenland
P.O. Box 204
3900 Nuuk

Email Hjalmar Dahl

ICC Greenland website


Sofie Abelsen
ICC Greenland

Email Sofie Abelsen

ICC Chukotka
Chukotka Autonomous Okrug
Lenina Street 44, apt. 36
686710 Anadyr, Chukotka

Tel.: +7 42722 22647
Fax: +7 42722 26761
ICC Chukotka website

Russian Association of Indigenous People of the North 

 Antonina Gorbunova  Antonina Gorbunova Mobile: +7-916-741-99-16

RAIPON Secretariat

Email RAIPON Secretariat

Saami Council 

 Gunn-Britt Retter. Photo: Bjarni Eiriksson

Gunn-Britt Retter

Visiting address:
Fitnodatgeaidnu 13
9735  Karasjok

Postal adr:
Postboks 162 
9735 Karasjok


Tel: +47 994 90 344
Saami Council: +47 480 21 734

Email Gunn-Britt
Saami Council website

Niillas Beaska Beaska Niillas  Email: Beaska Niillas

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