Inuit youth plan big meeting in Inuvik
National youth org to pick new president at Aug. 16-20 gathering
Inuit youth will gather in Inuvik this summer for a big national Inuit youth summit at which they will elect a new president for the National Inuit Youth Council and talk about issues related to youth.
The summit gives Inuit youth the opportunity to participate fully in the issues that most directly affect them, and create solutions for youth by youth, Jesse Mike, the interim president of the organization, said in a press release issued June 16 by Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami.
The summit will comprise youth representing land claim organizations from Nunavut, Nunavik, Nunatsiavut and the Inuvialuit region of the Northwest Territories.
Organizers are now looking for people willing to hold workshops on things like Inuit history, the Inuit language and computer animation.
The deadline for receipt of nominations for candidates seeking the president’s job is July 3. Those seeking more information may consult www.niyc.ca for more information.
To be eligible, candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 28 and must submit their names in writing, along with the names of 10 other Inuit youth who support their candidacy.
The first such national Inuit youth summit was held in Kuujjuaq, in 1994.