Gáldu, the Resource Centre on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples aims to increase the knowledge and understanding of indigenous peoples’ and Sámi peoples’ rights. The resource centreshall be a profesionally independent institution. The resource centre collects, builds up, systemizes, maintains, adapts, organizes and disseminates relevant information and documentation about indigenous peoples’ rights nationally and internationally.
The Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat is a support secretariat for the International Indigenous Peoples’ Organisations that are Permanent Participants to the Arctic Council. IPS does not speak for the Permanent Participants. Instead, it creates opportunities for the Indigenous Peoples’ Organisations to speak for themselves, and helps provide them with necessary information and materials. IPS work includes: • Ensuring that Permanent Participants are sent documents and reports connected to the work of the Arctic Council and its working groups. • Helping Permanent Participants to present their views to the Arctic Council and its Working Groups. • Collecting and communicating information about the Arctic Council and its results to the Indigenous Peoples in the various parts of the Arctic. • Providing co-ordination for the Indigenous Peoples’ Organisations to meet with each other, and to participate in the Arctic Council Working Groups.
RAIPON was created in 1990 at the First Congress of Indigenous Peoples of the North. The Association was originally called the "Association of Peoples of the North of the USSR" and united 26 indigenous groups of the North. On November 24, 1993 the Association was registered as public political movement “Association of indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and Far East of Russian Federation” and on July, 1999 it was reregistered at the RF Ministry of Justice as All-Russia public organization and received the registration number 2174. RAIPON is public organization, that has as its goal the protection of human rights, defense of the legal interests of indigenous peoples of the North, Siberia and the Far East, and the assistance in solution of environmental, social and economic problems, and the problems of cultural development and education. RAIPON works to guarantee the right on protection of native homelands and traditional way of life as well as the right to self governance according to the national and international legal standards.
Árran was established in 1994 and is located in Drag, Norway. The main purpose of Árran as a national centre is to maintain and develop Sámi language, culture and society in the Lulesami area. In Árran there is a museum and a Sámi kindergarden. In addition Árran works on Sámi language issues, High North issues, conducts research projects, teaches Sámi language by video conference, publishes books and sells souvenirs. Árran publishes a scientific journal and in addition the journal “Bårjås” annually. Árran is a member of the University of the Arctic, and coordinates the work of the Sámi Institutions Network on High North Affairs.
Sámi joatkkaskuvla ja boazodoalloskuvla (SJSBS) lea Guovdageainnus, riikka stuorimus suohkanis ja guovddážis Sámis. Dáppe eallá sámi giella ja kultuvra, ja goappešagat leat mávssolaččat skuvlla oahpahusas ja lagasbirrasis. Dien geažil lea ge skuvllas earenoamáš fágafálaldagat lassin dákkáriidda mat gávdnojit eará skuvllain. Guokte fálaldaga, boazodoallu ja duodji, leat riikkalinnját. Sámi temát leat maiddái mávssolaččat eará fágafálaldagain. SJSBS lea stáda joatkkaskuvla mas lea sierra stivra.
Arctic Portal. The Arctic Portal provides a comprehensive gateway to the Arctic on the internet, increases co-operation between both public and private parties across the Arctic and grants exposure to Arctic related information.The Arctic Portal is an endorsed IPY-Project nr. 388 lead by Iceland’s Senior Arctic Official in consultation and co-operation with other members of the Arctic Council and its Working Groups, Permanent Participants, Northern Forum, UArctic, The Arctic Centre at the University of Lapland, The Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute of Roshydromet, The International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry and others.
The initiative has received wide support among parties that deal with Arctic and Nordic matters, professionals, institutions and politicians. For example, the Arctic Portal and the University of the Arctic have good collaboration and will work together in various projects in the future.The non-profit company Nordurslodagattin ses – Arcticportal, has been established as the operator of the Arctic Portal, based in Akureyri, Iceland.