Circumpolar region is now available in the Indigenous Law Portal! 


Circumpolar will provide resources covering Indigenous People in Alaska, Canada, Finland, Greenland/Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Russia, and Sweden.  While more Indigenous Law Portal links are constantly being added, the range of information currently available in Circumpolar includes: regional councils (Arctic CouncilInuit Circumpolar Council (ICC); and Saami Council ); relevant documents (A Circumpolar Inuit Declaration on Sovereignty in the Arctic (2009)Declaration on the Establishment of the Arctic Council (1996 September 19)Towards Estimating the Indigenous Population in Circumpolar Regions (2019)Utqiagvik Declaration 2018); and country-specific governmental and non-governmental organizations (Sámediggi (Finland) (1996- )Sametinget (Norway)Russian Association of Indigenous Peoples of the North (RAIPON), and Sámediggi (Sweden)


The Indigenous Law Portal is accessible to the public at no charge on the LLMC Digital website  LLMC’s Chairman of the Board, Dr. Richard Amelung, Emeritus Professor of Legal Research Vincent C. Immel Law Library Saint Louis University, works with Dr. Jolande Goldberg, Senior Law Classification Specialist Library of Congress, and other experts to verify thousands of Indigenous Peoples’ websites in North, Central and South America, as well as the newly added Circumpolar region in order to establish the proper name authorities for tribes and indigenous organizations and to identify other informative links.


Indigenous Law Portal links to documents are also permanently preserved through LLMC’s license with Perma Link.  The addition of the Perma Links archived record in the Indigenous Law Portal will ensure that access to a particular PDF document is protected, whether the indigenous tribe’s website continues to exist or should a more current version of a document be available.


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