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Facilitating Indigenous self-determination in research, education and stewardship, SIKU is a mobile app and web platform by and for Inuit which provides tools and services for ice safety, weather forecasting, language preservation and knowledge transfer.


1. Respect
As the only social media platform putting Indigenous rights first, SIKU is a safe space for sharing and mobilizing Indigenous knowledge.

2. Self-Determination
SIKU helps document the data that has always formed the basis for Indigenous knowledge and mobilize it for use in community-based monitoring, Guardians Programs and self-determination in research, education and environmental stewardship.

3. Intellectual Property
No one can use your data without permission. Intellectual property ownership is maintained through an informed data stewardship framework.

4. Integrity
The terms of use require real names and real data - critically important for safe travel, knowledge transfer, language and cultural preservation.

What’s New

Version 1.0.15

- Push notifications - get notified when your posts are liked or commented on
- Display and contribute to ice types and wildlife species in multiple Inuktut dialects
- Support for the SIKU + SmartICE 2021 Ice Watch - added Ice Watch stewardship, profile, feed and map

- Fixed issues when posting comments
- Addressed sort order of profiles
- Comments can be reported and deleted
- Streamlined picker component
- Updated Goose Watch profile
- Refactored how the about tab of profiles is shown
- Other bug fixes and improvements
- Updated Dangerous Ice Icon

App Privacy

The developer, Arctic Eider Society, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Location
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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