The Secretariat needs folk songs from the eight circumpolar countries (Canada, US, Russia, Iceland, Sweden, Norway, Finland and Denmark) which reflect the cultures of thos cultures, and particularly life in the North. The songs should be easy to learn how sing, and have lyrics in the songs' native language and in English.

The songs will collaborated into a small songbook for the Council of the University of the Arctic meeting in Bodø, Norway. They will be sung during the closing get together of the meeting to be held on Friday June 16th in the afternoon.

If you have any songs in mind for this project, please forward them along with the lyrics and music to:

Jennifer Mayville and Robin Urquhart, Interns
UArctic International Secretariat office
Box 122
96101 Rovaniemi
Fax. +358-16-341-3950

The songs can also be e-mailed to or

Please submit the songs by April 10, 2006.