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After Finland had taken the initiative of establishing the first circumpolar Arctic cooperation with the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy (AEPS) in 1991, Canada initiated the follow up with the Arctic Council. The Council was established in Ottawa in 1996 "as a high level forum to provide a means for promoting cooperation, coordination and interaction among the Arctic States, with the involvement of the Arctic indigenous communities and other Arctic inhabitants on common Arctic issues, in particular issues of sustainable development and environmental protection in the Arctic; oversee and coordinate the programs established under the Arctic Environmental Protection Strategy; adopt terms of reference for and oversee and coordinate a sustainable development program; and disseminate information, encourage education and promote interest in Arctic-related issues". After the first round of chairmanships of each of the 8 Arctic countries, Canada started the second round in 2013, chairing the Arctic Council until 2015.
Available online at: http://www.arctic-council.org
Sirmilik National Park, Bylot Island, Nunavut, Canada
Outside Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada
Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada
Inuit hunter traveling by snow scooter on melting sea ice, Pond Inlet, Canada
Melting sea Ice at Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada
Melting sea Ice at Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada
Peter Prokosch with Inuit child on sea ice, Pont Inlet, Nunavut, Canada
Melting sea Ice at Pond Inlet, Nunavut, Canada
Ring seal breathing hole, sea ice, Pond Inlet, Canada
Inuit hunter captures a ring seal, Pond Inlet, Canada
Inuit hunter feeds his child with still warm meat from just hunted ring seal, Pond Inlet, Canada
Inuit family on weekend tour including seal hunting, Pond Inlet, Canada
Inuit family on weekend tour including seal hunting, Pond Inlet, Canada
Inuit child playing with his self-built toy, a mini-scooter transporting seal meat, Pond Inlet, Canada
Inuit children playing with self-built toys, mini-scooters transporting seal meat, Pond Inlet, Canada
Inuit child jumping on ice, Pont Inlet, Canada
4-Wheeler, a way of transport in the road-less tundra in summer for Inuit in Pond Inlet, Canada
Coast at Clyde River or Kangiqtugaapik, Baffin Island, Canada
Church in Clyde River or Kangiqtugaapik, Baffin Island, Canada
Clyde River or Kangiqtugaapik, Baffin Island, Canada
Sea ice near Clyde River or Kangiqtugaapik, Baffin Island, Canada
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