Youth

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, thus having opportunities to speak with and learn from Elders, other key community members and topic experts and to share their own perspectives and experiences.

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 these complex changes. It is therefore essential to focus attention on working with and involving youth in all areas of research as well as to educate and strengthen youth leadership capacity so that they are well prepared to face these issues alongside their communities.

Current Opportunities for Youth:

  • YIC4 Training - Training Indigenous youth to be climate change champions in their communities. Youth will also learn leadership and community-based research skills which can be applied to future professional and personal development opportunities. 
 Kluane First Nation youth, along with Norma Kassi, lead Community-Based Researcher at AICBR deliver key-informant interview as part of the  Nourishing Our Future Project .

Kluane First Nation youth, along with Norma Kassi, lead Community-Based Researcher at AICBR deliver key-informant interview as part of the Nourishing Our Future Project.

 Youth, Elders and other delegates at the  YIC4  - Yukon Indigenous Community Climate Change Champion training in November 2018.

Youth, Elders and other delegates at the YIC4 - Yukon Indigenous Community Climate Change Champion training in November 2018.

 Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation youth participate in a health and diabetes education workshop in Old Crow.

Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation youth participate in a health and diabetes education workshop in Old Crow.

 Selkirk First Nation youth learn how to set a net and catch fish under the ice at Winter Fish Camp as part of the  Keeping Our Traditions Project . 

Selkirk First Nation youth learn how to set a net and catch fish under the ice at Winter Fish Camp as part of the Keeping Our Traditions Project

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.