This is the podcast of the Inuit Circumpolar Council (ICC). In the Inuit language, unikkaat means "stories, reports, and testimonials". We want to share our experiences with you as we work to bring the Inuit voice to the international arena. Unikkaat is the word used in Canada, and Greenland. In Alaska the Inupiaq word is unipkaat. The Central Alaskan Yupiq term is nallunairutet. In Chukotka, Russia the Siberian Yupik term is ungipaghat. In English we are calling this podcast Circumpolar Waves because we'll be sending out our stories in waves around the world. Think of radio waves, brain waves, or audio waves, all making their way to you. The waves are "circumpolar" because this podcast is made by the Inuit Circumpolar Council - or ICC - which was founded in the mid 1970s. Check our our website at inuitcircumpolar.com for the full story. Meanwhile, we want to bring you podcasts that feature our leaders and key people working to advance the issues we are working on across Inuit Nunaat, which is the Inuit homeland in Canada, Alaska, Greenland, and Chukotka (Russia). We hope you enjoy listening to our podcasts.