Alaska has been a permanent member of the Arctic Winter Games since 1970 and has participated in every Arctic Winter Games since then. The 2006 Games were held in the Kenai Peninsula Borough.
Team Alaska Newsletters...
Alberta North has participated in every Arctic Winter Games since 1986, and became a permanent member in 1988. Team Alberta North increased the size of its contingent in 1994 when Slave Lake hosted the Games.
Team Alberta North encompasses the region of Alberta located north of the 55th parallel and was admitted to the Arctic Winter Games because of its close social, political and economic ties to Canada’s North.
Greenland has been participating in the Arctic Winter Games since 1990. Greenland hosted the event in its capital, Nuuk, for the first time in 2002. Greenland is the most northerly of the jurisdictions involved in the Arctic Winter Games.
Nunavut became a permanent member of the Arctic Winter Games in 2002. Prior to that Nunavut participated in every Arctic Winter Games as part of Team NWT. Nunavut hosted the event in its capital, Iqaluit, for the first time in 2002, sharing the host title with Nuuk, Greenland.
The NWT is a founding and permanent member of the Arctic Winter Games. Yellowknife, capital of the Northwest Territories hosted the 2008 Games from March 9th to 15th 2008.
Nunavik-Quebec (also known as Arctic Quebec) participated in the Arctic Winter Games in 1972, 1974, 1976 and 1986. Its participation resumed in 2000.
Nunavik is the region of Quebec located above the 55th parallel. It is often included in the Arctic Winter Games because of the close cultural ties between its Inuit residents and those of Nunavut and Greenland.
Russia sent cultural delegates to the Arctic Winter Games for the first time in 1990. Since that time it has sent small contingents of athletes and cultural performers to every Games since 1992. Yamal made its first appearance at the Arctic Winter Games in 2004.
Yamalo made its first appearance at the Arctic Winter Games in 2004. With a team consisting of 37 members, team Yamalo competed in table tennis, traditional winter sports, Arctic sport events and cultural activities. Yamalo-Nenets is an Autonomous District (similar to provinces or states) within the Russian Federation.
Sápmi 2004 was the first journey into the Arctic Winter Games for the Sámi people. They sent a small contingent to participate in cross-country skiing, biathlon, snowshoeing and cultural activities.
The Sami people are the indigenous peoples of northern Sápmi. They spread out among four countries: Sweden, Norway, Finland and Russia in traditional lands.
Yukon has been a permanent member of the Arctic Winter Games since 1970 and has participated in every Arctic Winter Games.
Team Yukon Newsletters...