Food Sovereignty and Self-Governance: Inuit Role in Managing Arctic Marine Resources

Food Sovereignty
Inuit Circumpolar Council

In Alaska, Inuit recognized the lack of decision-making power and management authority to be the greatest threat to Inuit food security. One of the key recommendations of the 2015 report was to learn what is occurring within other Inuit regions, leading to a comparative analysis of co-management practices across Inuit Nunaat (homeland).

To address this recommendation, the Food Sovereignty and Self Governance – Inuit Role in Managing Arctic Marine Resources (hereby referred to as FSSG) project was developed through partnerships across Alaska and the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (ISR) of Canada. The project goal was to examine current management and co-management of Arctic marine food resources in order to develop a comprehensive understanding of existing and emerging frameworks supporting Inuit self-governance.