Tuesday, August 17, 2010

National Inuit Youth Summit underway

The National Inuit Youth Summit in Inuvik is underway.

Three youth from Nunatsiavut were chosen to attend, but could not go.

Sandra Dicker is the Youth Coordinator for the Nunatsiavut Government.

She says she was unable to chaperone the youth to the Summit because of personal reasons.

And the other adult chaperone, Heather Edmunds, did not feel comfortable traveling that far with the youth.

So, in the end, the parents of the youth agreed that it was too far for them to travel alone.

Dicker says they were disappointed, but very understanding of the situation.

She let them know that there will be other opportunities for them to apply in the future.

Dicker adds that Jennifer Watkins of Kuujuaq has been elected as President of the National Inuit Youth Council.

1 comment:

  1. It's too bad that youth didn't get to attend the symposium. Perhaps other adult chaperones could have been sought. I would have gladly escorted the young people. Perhaps it's something to propose.