Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) is developing a new medium for Inuit youth to share their stories and experiences.
Shelly Watkins is the Youth Project Coordinator with ITK.
She says they have issued a call for submissions for a national Inuit youth magazine.
The magazine will be titled “Nipiit,” which translated means “Voices.”
This publication will be the first of its kind.
Watkins says they are now calling for Inuit youth from across the north to submit articles, photographs and artwork for the first edition of the magazine.
She is hoping to launch the first 24-page edition during the National Inuit Youth Summit in Inuvik in August.
The magazine will be published twice a year.
Watkins says they will distribute the magazine to high schools and youth centers across the North.
Funding for the first edition of Nipiit came from various departments within ITK.
Watkins hopes to acquire full time sponsors for each succeeding edition.
The magazine will also look for revenue through ad sales.
You can email your submissions for the magazine to firstname.lastname@example.org before June 1.