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ICC Canada Archives aims to describe our collections in a way that is respectful to all communities involved in the creation or use of the records. However, due to the historical nature of the material, some of the resources we hold utilize harmful, offensive, or misrepresentative language that reflects the time when they were made and/or the outlook of the creators.

Offensive or harmful language might appear in:

  • Organization names, which include outdated terms
  • Individuals identifying themselves using terms which are now considered offensive
  • Titles of published or unpublished reports, books, etc.

ICC Canada Archives uses current and appropriate language for all communities and Peoples, but we do not censor the words that were used in the past. When searching our databases, users may encounter language, positions, and values that do not align with the values of ICC Canada. If you encounter harmful or offensive language or content in ICC Canada Archives collections and you wish to discuss it, please contact

About this Site

The Inuit Circumpolar Council Canada (ICC Canada) Archives is the keeper of ICC Canada and its predecessor body’s official records, documenting the work ICC Canada does on behalf of all Inuit from Canada, Alaska, Greenland, and Chukotka on matters of international importance. It also collects and preserves select records created by others that document issues impacting Inuit in the circumpolar Arctic. ICC Canada Archives’ collection of resources includes archival documents, photographs, and films; a library; and a collection of fine art and cultural artefacts. The ICC Canada Archives preserves and provides access to this documentary heritage for the benefit of present and future generations of Inuit across the circumpolar world.

This website provides a searchable catalogue of our archives, art & artefact, and library collections. Like a library catalogue, it tells you what we have in the ICC Canada Archives by providing descriptions of the material. You can read and view some digital resources through this website, but many of our historical records are offline. If you have questions or are interested in viewing records, please contact