Climate Policy Program Leads with Indigenous Youth Voices – Alternatives Journal

by ahnationtalk on November 25, 2019140 Views

Nov 24 2019

Brandon Kyikavichik and Dominique Souris are helping communities adapt to climate change with their new platform FutureXChange.

Earlier this month, 15 youth from across Canada gathered in Inuvik, Northwest Territories as part of the FutureXChange Program, designed to connect and equip them to collaborate on new community projects to help adapt to a rapidly changing climate.

“Everything the Gwich’in people do, is accomplished with one foundational premise, that we all have a duty to our children, and children yet to come, and to our mother lands, to ensure the prosperity of all, for all time,” said Brandon Kyikavichik, heritage interpreter.

The program was launched in the fall and is one of the first of its kind in Canada. It was created in partnership with the Gwich’in Tribal Council, Vuntut Gwitchin First Nation, and the global non-profit, Youth Climate Lab.

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