A big Shout Out to our Canoe North Adventures guests and alumni who reached into their pockets to support the Arctic Youth Voices trip to Madrid Spain. Canoe North Adventures matched donated funds and together we raised $3000 which was enough to support travel costs for one youth. The group will be presenting their documentary Climate Change film, Happening to Us and they will also be participating in workshops and seminars.
A group of students from Tuktoyuktuk, NWT made this film about how climate change is affecting their lives. They have been invited by the Inuit Circumpolar Council to present Happening to Us, a 20-minute documentary film, at a side-event at the United Nations Conference on Climate Change in Madrid, Spain from December 2nd to the 9th, 2019. During that time, they will also participate at two panels, meet policy-makers, as well as being invited to present at the press conference for the Youth Climate Report, a UN initiative.
The team includes the youth who played a major role in the film, Nathan Kuptana, Eriel Lugt and Carmen Kuptana as well as chaperones closely involved with this project and who facilitated the film workshop with the youth last June: Maeva Gauthier (PhD student, University of Victoria) and Jaro Malanowski (Avatar Media).
They are currently booking travel and accommodations but still need a bit more money in the bank to make it happen.
How to Donate:
- You can donate directly to their fundraising account by EMT to firstname.lastname@example.org
- Go through their GoFundMe page at https://www.gofundme.com/f/bringing-youth-voices-at-cop25
- Make a cash donation at any of our three events on Sunday, November 10
Thank you in advance for supporting this initiative!