“A Southern Perspective on the North”
“With the Head up North”


Indigenous NGOs in the Arctic and Subarctic

Whole region/ worldwide

Inuit Circumpolar Conference
Int. Working Group on Indigenous Affairs
UN Permanent Forum on Indigenous Issues
Arctic Peoples – Indigenous Peoples at the Arctic Council
Arctic Council

Northern Europe

Saami Council
Sami Parliament, Finland
Yle Sápmi, Finland
Nrk Sámi Radio – Norway
Sámi Museum and Northern Lapland Nature Centre
Sami Information Centre

Russian Assoc. of Indigenous Peoples of the North
L’auravetl’an Information and Education Network of Indigenous People

North America

Arctic Athabaskan Council
Gwich’in Council International

Researh institutions


Centre for Sámi Studies, University Tromsø
Sami University College, Kautokeino
International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry
Arran-Centre for Lule-Sami
Norwegian Polar Institute


Vaartoe – Centre for Sami Research, Umeå University
Dept. of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Uppsala University
Sami Education Centre, Jokkmokk

University of Greenland
Department of Cross-Cultural and Regional Studies (Eskimology and Arctic Studies)


Dept. of Ethnology, University of Helsinki
Dept. of Ethnology, University of Turku
Dept. of History and Ethnology, University of Jyväskylä
Arctic Centre, Rovaniemi
Thule Institute, Oulu
Department of World Cultures, University of Helsinki
Aleksanteri Institute, Helsinki

The Stefansson Arctic Institute


State Polar Academy
Europ. Univ. St.-Petersburg, Dept of Anthropology, Arctic Social Sciences
Sibirica, Sibirskij Spravochnik po Arkheologii i Etnografii
Inst. of hum. Studies and Problems of the Peoples of the North, RAS, Yakutsk
Institut Narodov Severa, St.-Petersburg


Arctic Institute of North America (AINA)
Arctic Blue Books


Dept. of Anthropology, University of Alaska Fairbanks
Arctic Studies Center Arctic Research Consortium of the United States
Soyuz: The Research Network for Postsocialist Cultural Studies
Institute of Arctic Studies, Dartmouth, US


Austrian Polar Research Institute
International Arctic Science Committee
North Atlantic Biocultural Organisation (NABO)
Int. Arctic Social Sciences Assoc. (IASSA)
Alfred Wegener Institute
Max Planck Inst. for Social Anthropology Siberian Studies Centre
Dept. of Social and Cultural Anthropology, University of Vienna
The Northern Studies Centre (NSC), Aberdeen
University of the Arctic
Scott Polar Research Institute
Central Eurasian Studies World Wide
Kulturstiftung Sibirien (Foundation for Siberian Cultures)
DGV RG Zirkumpolargebiete und Sibirien

Directory of Arctic Researchers
Directory of Polar and Cold Regions Organisations

Etudes Inuit Studies
Sibirica Journal of Sibirien Studies
Arctic Anthropology
Polar Records
Polar Geography
Etnograficheskoe Obozrenie

Arctic Fine Arts, Vienna
Fish skin processing artist Anatoli Donkan

Witness the Arctic, Biannual Newsletter of ARCUS
Shared Voices, Newsletter of the University of the Arctic