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Panel and industry reps discuss why more Nunavut youth aren’t into mining

Industry champions are getting serious about interesting the younger generation in mining careers. Each year, the Nunavut Mining Symposium gathers hundreds of industry-related workers in the capital to share information about multiple topics but, for the first time, youth engagement made it on the agenda. “What seemed to be a missing element was engaging the...

Inuit Nunangat youth to develop community initiatives with new federal funding

The four Inuit regions are getting $660,000 to help address the significant social and economic inequalities faced by Northern youth, which create barriers to developing the knowledge and skills needed to support their communities, from a new federal program called Expedition to Community (E2C). Elder David Serkoak, left, Pontiac Quebec MP Will Amos, Students on...
Rachel Blakeston, a grade four student at East Three Elementary School, was just one of many students to participate in a meeting with Kevin Giesbrecht, the manager of the local Northmart, at the town’s council chambers on April 3. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Northmart’s plastic usage challenged by Inuvik youth

Inuvik youth continue their push for a plastic-free community, most recently taking their message to the store manager of the local Northmart at a meeting hosted in town council chambers on April 3. Kevin Giesbrecht, the store’s manager, sat down with staff and students from the East Three Schools, as well as some members of...
Members from Inuvik’s Team Bain female junior curling team introduced the sport to 12 young girls during a curling night on March 27. Aaron Hemens/NNSL Photo

Junior curlers share their knowledge with Inuvik youth

In an effort to attract a younger demographic to the sport, members of Inuvik’s Team Bain female junior curling team facilitated a curling night for budding curlers at the town’s curling club on March 27. A total of 12 girls between the ages of nine and 12 came out to learn more about the sport,...

Youth engagement in Inuvik is excellent

“Youth are the future.” In my experience, this often-touted cliché is rarely so true as it is in Inuvik. The youth I’ve had the chance to speak with in town are engaged, ambitious and enthusiastic. They’re excited about the projects they’re working on and they’re happy to dedicate their evenings and weekends to their causes....