March 1, 2023
Held, in collaboration with Makivvik and Exeko, a workshop on the preparation of the new Canadian Action Plan under the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples.

Qarjuit Youth Council stands for creating interesting non-formal spaces where youth can learn in a safe and pleasant way. This is why, back in March 2023, we organized, in a great collaboration with Makivvik, Exeko and many great advisors, a workshop dedicated on rights and actions following the creation of a new Canadian Action Plan under the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Indeed, we brought our community leaders together to reflect on their rights and the different articles under the UNDRIP, opening the floor to discussion on where our governments should reinforce the focus for improvement, notably for four different sectors: Health, Education, Inuit Practices and Environment.

QYC believes it is time for youth to express their needs and mobilize their force (72% of the population is under 35 years of age) in order to be the change they want to see in their environment and for the further generations.

You would like to learn more about the indigenous rights contain in the UNDRIP, what is coming up in terms of federal actions in the close future, and how you can be involved expressing your voice and supporting our work of advocacy: please read our UNDRIP booklet and/or share any drawings, thoughts or concerns. Get inspired first looking at the beautiful drawings our regional representatives created to spark some ideas and connections!

Are you interested in this topic and would like to read more? 

The Text of UNDRIP:

https://www.un.org/development/desa/indigenouspeoples/wp-content/uploads/sites/19/2018/11/UNDRIP_E_web.pdf

The United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act (UNDA) :

https://laws-lois.justice.gc.ca/eng/acts/U-2.2/page-1.html

The UNDA Action Plan: 

https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/declaration/ap-pa/ah/p4.html

The UN Guide on UNDRIP for Youth called “Know Your Rights”:

https://un-declaration.narf.org/wp-content/uploads/un-adolescents-guide2013.pdf

Justice Canada’s interactive website on UNDRIP  includes videos and lots of information):

https://www.justice.gc.ca/eng/declaration/index.html

photo: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Q4CJ00gC9oYpjKPiAAUemju46EeuQwlH/edit?usp=drive_link&ouid=107534633101122471917&rtpof=true&sd=true 

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What is Uvikkait Ullumi?

Uvikkait Ullumi is a newspaper that highlights youth achievements, initiatives and concerns in the region. This project also passes on relevant information and promotes plenty of opportunities in order to inspire and empower the younger generations to become more active in the region. The newspaper is offered in both Inuktitut and English.