The future of the North will be determined by the choices, aspirations, and priorities of its youth. Youth Perspectives is a publishing platform for students to voice their opinions, share their experiences, and influence the debate about their homeland. The forum features articles, videos, illustrations, poems, and multimedia projects created by youth living in the Arctic on the issues that matter to them most. Hosted by The Arctic Institute, Youth Perspectives is produced in partnership with Students on Ice, Arctic Youth Ambassadors, and the Arctic Adaptation Portal. If you are a student living in the Arctic and are interested in publishing with us, please visit our Submissions Page.
If your organization would like to partner with or sponsor Youth Perspectives, please contact our Managing Director Victoria Herrmann.
- Given the difficulty of distributing diesel to rural Alaskan communities, innovation is key to making reliable and clean energy accessible. Read More >
- This Youth Perspectives analyzes the role of non-knowledge in Denmark's Arctic policy and its effects on the Arctic's governance. Read More >
- The president of the National Inuit Youth Council Maatalii Okali talks climate change, women's issues and Inuit culture. Read More >
- Engaging new Arctic voices. This is perhaps the purest form of storytelling—simply providing people with a forum to tell their own stories. Read More >
- Piari Gentes, from Kuujjuaq, Nunavik, shares a poem on the impacts of colonization on her native land and the possibility for reconciliation. Read More >
- Caitlyn Baikie, from Nain, Nunatsiavut, discusses the importance of incorporating Indigenous perspectives in any discussion on the Arctic. Read More >
- The future Arctic should see empowered communities that jointly tackle the manifold challenges ahead, be it of social or economic origin. Read More >
- What is the future of Inuit Youth? Read Justin Milton's perspective on the challenges ahead and the need for a proper life resolution. Read More >
- If we truly want to empower northern students, we must understand the structures that define their challenges and opportunities. Read More >
- Changing mental health care injustice in the Canadian Arctic will take ingenuity and restructuring the country's welfare system. Read More >
- Dog-mushing is transition from a key mode of transportation to a new way of building international connections in cultural diplomacy. Read More >
- Getting to experience the outdoors was a transformational experience for me and allowed me to experience my culture in new ways. Read More >