Two NWT youth projects emerged victorious at Friday’s Arctic Inspiration Prize ceremony, between them receiving almost $200,000 in funding.
In a ceremony broadcast by APTN, the Beaufort Delta’s Western Arctic Youth Collective received $97,000 while Yellowknife project Artspace won $100,000.
The non-profits were the only two finalists in the youth category.
The Western Arctic Youth Collective aims to create a network of Inuvialuit, Gwich’in, and allied youth across the region and host “creative and relevant programming.” The idea originated in 2018 and saw its first gathering take place in 2019 at Midway Lake.
In 2020 the collective became a project of MakeWay, formerly known as Tides Canada.
Inuvik mayor Natasha Kulikowski, who nominated the group, presented its members with the award during Friday’s ceremony.
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