The Arctic Council is a unique international body that was create with a vision for a peaceful, sustainable Arctic with the involvement of all Arctic States and Indigenous Peoples. It was established in a unique historic frame and throughout the years, it has developed into the preeminent body dealing with Arctic issues. It has gone through many development stages, lived through times of uncertainty and achieved milestones for the region that would not have been possible without the Arctic Council.
This is a documentary on the occasion of the Council's 25th anniversary. It features interviews with H.E. Guðlaugur Þór Þórðarson, Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Development Cooperation; H.E. Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation; Mary Simon, the first Chair of the Senior Arctic Officials; Julie Gourley, U.S. Senior Arctic Official (2005-2019); Aypin Eremey Danilovich, President of RAIPON (1994-1997); Gunn-Britt Retter, Saami Council, Head of Arctic and Environmental Unit; Evon Peter, Director Gwich'in Council International; Markku Heikkilä, Journalist and Head of Science Communications, Arctic Center; Paula Kankaanpää, Chair of PAME (2019-2021); Bob Corell, Chair of the Arctic Climate Impact Assessment. The documentary is narrated by Michaela Stith, Wilson Center's Polar Institute, Author of Welp and Lifelong Alaskan.