(CBC News, 19 February 2008) -- Young people from across Canada's North will be invited to write,
photograph, draw and paint their way into International Polar Year
research by taking part in a time capsule project that aims to document
the region through the eyes of its youth. The time capsule is part of the current International Polar Year
research project, which launched in March 2007 and runs until 2009. It
is being organized by IPY's Canadian youth steering committee, which
includes Yellowknife native Julia Christensen.
"It's the youth that are going to inherit this world, and it's the
youth whose perspectives, you know, really need to be heard in this
International Polar Year," said Christensen, currently a post-graduate
student at McGill University, in an interview. "Its main aim is really to provide a snapshot of what life is like
in the North from the eyes of northern youth, so that 50 years from
now, during the next International Polar Year, we can look at that
perspective and understand sort of how far have we come."
Christensen said the time capsule will seek photography, artwork and
creative writing from youth, so that their views are documented
alongside those of scientists, politicians and other community members.
Posted by Amanda Graham – 20 February 2008; 1:01:38 AM – Permalink
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