August 22-28, 2020
Inuvialuit and Gwich’in Regions
Ecology North hosted the 6th Annual Young Leaders Summit on Climate Change from August 22nd, to August 28th, in the Inuvialuit and Gwich’in Regions. The group of eleven youth were selected from 28 applicants from across the Pan-Canadian North. Participants were asked to submit a short essay about why they would like to participate and have a letter of support from a respected person in their community.
Charlotte Morrit-Jacobs from APTN also joined the group as an embedded journalist (and engaged participant) for 4 days. Charlotte interviewed the youth, and filmed parts of the YLS adventures. Her show will be aired on APTN's current affairs show. APTN will also run a climate change episode on APTN's current affairs show "In Focus," climate change episode.
For more information, read the full report here
Thank you to all of the participants, presenters, guests, volunteers and sponsors who helped make the summit a great success.