Investing in our youth is investing in the future. As a part of our community-based approach, AICBR engages youth to be involved with different aspects of research done in their community. By being directly involved with the research process, the youth learn new skills and work with their community-having opportunities to speak with and learn from Elders and other key members, share their own perspectives, and also learn from outside experts.

It is the youth and future generations who will be facing the greatest impacts from global issues such as climate change in the coming years, and they will be responsible for adapting to the changes. It is therefore essential to focus attention on building capacity with the youth so they are well prepared to face these issues.

Current Opportunities for Youth:

  • YIC4 Training - Training Indigenous youth to be climate change champions in their communities. We are currently inviting all Yukon First Nations participants to apply.
    • Youth will be provided with compensation and travel support to attend the training.
    • There is also an opportunity for youth from Nunavut, Nunatsiavut, Nunavik, and Northwest Territories to attend the training as well. 
    • For more information, please email Norma Kassi:
 Youth participate in a workshop in Old Crow.

Youth participate in a workshop in Old Crow.

reports and videos made by and/or for Youth 

(For full list of reports - go to Reports section)

[pdf] Keeping Our Traditions at the Fish Camps: Our Ancestors' Gift to Our Youth - A Fish Camp Guidebook; Collaboration between Selkirk First Nation and AICBR 2015 - 2016

A film highlighting the "Our Changing Homelands" conference in Old Crow, Yukon, which focused teaching youth about climate change and its affect on their health.
The "Vuntut Gwitchin Climate Change and Health Research in Northern Yukon" project was a three phase food security and climate change initiative that began in Old Crow Yukon in 2008.
Preview of a 45 minute video documentary currently in production that will incorporate original footage from 10 years ago of a family's life on the land and the sudden changes they are experiencing.