Over thirty Indigenous Youth from around the circumpolar Arctic have worked together in the last week of January 2021, learned together, and innovated together to come up with solutions to challenges facing their communities. This video reflects the final presentations of a few of these young leaders.
The video also contains a brief history of the founding of this collaboration, which began through the work of the late Harvard Professor, James J. McCarthy. Followed by Arctic Innovation presentations by selected Indigenous Youth participants, who will showcase their solutions for their communities.
The James J. McCarthy Leadership Seminar Series for Future Arctic Indigenous Leaders 2021
Training seminar for talented and emerging Arctic indigenous leaders, in memory of Professor James J McCarthy and his strong dedication to the Arctic.
A joint effort by the Arctic Initiative at the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the Association of World Reindeer Herders (WRH), the International Centre for Reindeer Husbandry (ICR), Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples Secretariat and the UArctic EALÁT Institute, building on earlier cooperation and outcomes.
The seminar was built on recent progress in the fields of resilience, adaptation and leadership, with the purpose of providing competence and confidence building for Arctic indigenous youth for a more sustainable future in the Arctic and beyond.