Save the date: Indigenous Youth Project documentary at Arctic Circle Assembly

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Save the date: Indigenous Youth Project documentary at Arctic Circle Assembly

by ahnationtalk on October 7, 2022155 Views

Oct 07, 2022

The Indigenous Youth Project that met during the third UArctic Assembly Meeting in June 2022 in Portland, Maine will be presenting their work and documentary at the Arctic Circle Assembly on October 14 at 8:30 PM in Harpa concert hall and conference centre.

In 2022, Indigenous youth from New England and the Arctic gathered in Maine, Wabanaki territory, for a first-of-its-kind gathering. With support from the National Science Foundation, and with the leadership of the Wabanaki Youth in Science program and Ikaarvik, they built relationships and trust while connecting to the land and waterways. They shared the impacts of settler colonialism and their values and traditions, finding similarities and differences.

Their UArctic Assembly session challenged Western norms—changing the space’s structure and emphasizing the need for respectful and reciprocal listening, silence, and discussion of colonialism’s impacts. These youth are leading an initiative to bring global Indigenous youth in summer 2023 to discuss environmental, climate, and cultural challenges. Speakers will debut a documentary film and share their experiences.

For more information, contact Holly Parker at h.parker@bowdoin.edu.

NT5

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