In September 1996, representatives of the eight states with territories north of the Arctic Circle signed a document that would shape the future intergovernmental collaboration in the High North: the Ottawa Declaration.
In 2021, the 8 states and 6 Indigenous Permanent Participants celebrate a 25-year collaboration that remains unique in the world.
Hear from the people that have shaped the history of the Arctic Council over the past 25 years. Follow their stories and see the Council evolve through their eyes and actions.
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A Timeline of Arctic Cooperation