Arctic Resilient Communities Youth Fellowship (ARC-YF) is officially launched and is seeking applicants! Young community leaders between the ages of 18-23 are invited to apply. The 2022-2023 cohort will focus on having a direct role in building resilient Arctic communities.

Through a series of online workshops, fellows will engage in inter-regional community-based research where they will navigate the intersection of Western science and Indigenous knowledge to address the impacts of climate change in Arctic communities. Research areas include climate-change; green energy technology; resource management; sustainable economic and infrastructure development; Indigenous knowledge, cultural practices, and rights; Arctic governance; and local-scale planning. The 2022-2023 cohort will visit different Arctic communities in Greenland, Alaska, and Canada for hands-on learning experiences. Finally, fellows will develop and implement individual community-based projects that will aid in the longevity and resiliency of Arctic communities.

We encourage all interested Arctic and Northern youth to apply! Please see the attached flyers for more information. Deadline to apply is October 5th, 2022, at 8pm EST. 

Would you be willing to share this announcement throughout your networks and with any youth that you think would be a good fit for the program? 

ARC-YF is a collaborative effort between Institute of the North, North Star Group, the Government of Canada, U.S. Fish and Wildlife, the Greenland School of Minerals and Petroleum, and the Denali Commission. If you would like to get involved in some way, please let us know!