​Gwich’in Council International (GCI) represents 9,000 Gwich’in in the Northwest Territories (NWT), Yukon, and Alaska as a Permanent Participant in the Arctic Council; the only international organization to give Indigenous peoples a seat at the decision-making table alongside national governments. The Arctic Council is a forum for cooperation, collaboration, and interaction, and has six working groups advancing projects, partnerships, and networks.

GCI’s membership consists of two representative bodies in Canada and one in the United States: Gwich’in Tribal Council (GTC), who represents the beneficiaries of the Gwich’in Land Claims Settlement Act in NWT; the Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation (VGFN), which is a self-governing First Nation in Old Crow, Yukon; and the Council of Athabascan Tribal Governments (CATG), for the eight Gwich’in communities in Alaska – Fort Yukon, Venetie, Arctic Village, Chalkyitsik, Birch Creek, Circle, Canyon Village, and Beaver. GCI is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, composed of four members from Canada and four from Alaska. Canada and Alaska each appoint a co-chair from its members.

Gwich'in Council International is a not-for-profit organization with one full-time staff member based in Yellowknife, Canada.

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December 2021 Update PDF icon 2021 GCI December Update.pdf


June 2021 Update PDF icon 2021-06-28 GCI update.pdf


November 2020 Update PDF icon 2020-11-10 GCI update.pdf


August 2020 Update PDF icon 2020 August GCI update.pdf


May 2020 Update PDF icon 2020 MayGCI Update.pdf


January 2020 Update PDF icon 2020 Jan GCI Update.pdf


September 2019 Update PDF icon 2019 Sept GCI Update.pdf


June 2018 Update PDF icon 2018-06-06 GCI One Pager_V6.pdf


Annual Report