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Yellowknife students attend Obama speech in Toronto

Two students from Yellowknife had a brush with history on Wednesday when they attended a conference where former United States president Barack Obama spoke. Clairdean Jerome and Paul Reid from St. Patrick High School stood...

FOXY offers arts-based sexual health learning for northern youth

When it comes to sexual health, leaving youth to figure it all out on their own makes them vulnerable to risks and unwise choices.  FOXY (Fostering Open eXpression among Youth) aims to help young women...

Elders guide juniors in Kugluktuk

Elders come to Jimmy Hikok Ilihakvik a few times a year for cultural rotations – a series of activities such as square dancing, story-telling, string games, Inuit games, drum dancing, singing and others. Students...

‘People want to live:’ Northern youth connect at mental health summit

Paige Savard grappled with mental health issues during her first year at university. She felt alone, with no one to turn to for help. After overcoming her own struggles, Savard wanted to give hope to...

MLA’s heartfelt message to young Nunavummiut: ‘suicide should not be an option at all’

On an emotional day when people in his hometown were attending a funeral for a young man who took his own life, Amittuq MLA Joelie Kaernerk rose in the legislative assembly to address the...

Youth study floor of Great Slave Lake aboard research vessel

Five youths hopped aboard the maiden voyage of a research vessel to study the deepest waters in North America last month. Pulling ashore in Yellowknife's government docks on Oct. 22, the youth and crew completed...

EDITORIAL: Let’s keep the fun in kid’s sports

This city might have been built thanks to diamonds and gold but the real treasures have always been the youth. And you can’t raise functional, happy and productive kids without a healthy dose of physical...

Yk youth launch suicide awareness campaign

A youth group would like to remind you that if you're feeling low, you're not alone. The Tree of Peace Friendship Centre's youth committee has launched a suicide prevention campaign to raise awareness of mental...

RCMP report sudden death of youth in Cambridge Bay

Residents of Cambridge Bay are reeling from a fatal tragedy involving a young girl. The police responded to what they describe as a “sudden death” just outside the community on Thursday. In a news release issued...

EDITORIAL: Don’t strike out on youth privacy

Youth sports organizations have plenty of reasons for collecting information that may be considered sensitive or personal. Often they are for safety protocols, such as emergency situations that might require having a player's health-care number....

Camp organizers seek to boost youth interest in health careers

A CSI-style forensic investigation and the opportunity to learn from Canada’s first Inuk heart surgeon Donna May Kimmaliardjuk are just two of the highlights on offer for a group of students from across the...

Nunavut youth bring the skills at best attended competition in 14 years

While the Skills Canada Nunavut territorial competition always demonstrates young Nunavummiut have plentiful abilities and talents, this year was extra-special. Leannza Eleeheetok, of Gjoa Haven, won gold in the cooking competition with her chicken cacciatore. photo...

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...

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,...

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...