A NETWORK TO BRING US TOGETHER
The Arctic Youth Network strives to connect young people around the Arctic and the world, while providing them with the tools and experience they need to create change locally and internationally.
What is this all for? AYN members came together and determined barriers to action facing Arctic youth today:
- Lack of access to opportunities, resources, and information
- Lack of communication and collaboration between Arctic regions
- Physical and social Isolation
EMPOWERING YOUTH THROUGH OUR TWO PILLARS
Learn how we carry out our commitment to supporting our members' vision and passion.
The AYN aims to connect youth across borders and cultures for meaningful collaboration and exchange. When youth work together, amazing things happen.
- Communications platform: active social media network and dynamic website to facilitate sharing stories of members’ actions and encourage collaboration
- Working Groups: thematic spaces for collaboration and project development
- The Exchange: in-house publishing platform for sharing content by youth, engaging over 25 writers and editors, with shareable publications tailored for the program’s diverse and wide-reaching partner organizations
- Tailored assistance in youth-led project development and fundraising
Building youth capacity for leadership and effective action allows youth to make change their own way. With education and experience, they can harness what they learn and apply it to their own initiatives.
- Opportunity aggregation: resources and programming shared with members by bringing together available opportunities from across the Arctic
- Youth-involvement services for organizations and institutions: assistance for organizations in actively engaging and incorporating youth into their ongoing projects, advisory councils, networks, and events
- Conference participation: funding the participation of youth at relevant conferences and developing youth panels or sessions as a component of these gatherings
THE LATEST FROM THE EXCHANGE
If only the ocean had its own voice to speak up
On World Water Day 2023, hear ten volunteers report on their personal experiences from their fight against marine pollution in Norway.
Dancing Lights: Beauty, Art, and Healing Indigenous Spirit
—OPINION— Looking up at the night sky I’m happily greeted by twinkling lights; I can’t help but admire their beauty. When I see the colourful [...]
Bonds for the Future: A Trans-Indigenous account of COP15
---OPINION--- The following is a reflection of my experiences – as a 2-Spirit person of Nêhiyawak, Anihšināpē, Scottish, and Sicilian descent from occupied Treaty 4 [...]
Southern Confessions: Decolonizing mindsets on the job supporting Western Arctic land claims
---OPINION --- As a Caucasian, cis-gendered, southern Canadian male, having never stepped foot in the north, let alone the Arctic Circle, I found being accepted [...]
Navigating International Waters
Understanding the importance of high seas through the AYN's Arctic Youth Oceans working group.
Greenland’s Biodiversity at Risk.
How Greenland's biodiversity is being effected by climate change.