A youth-led initiative to involve northern youth in International Polar Year (IPY) activities is underway. The Time Capsule Project is an initiative developed by the Canadian Youth Steering Committee (CYSC) for the IPY. The Project’s aim is to capture life in the North through the perspectives of northern youth.
The Time Capsule will consist of youth photography, artwork and creative writing to document northern community life, surveys to collect youth perspectives on language, culture and recreation, and a photo contest complete with prizes. Youth from across the North are encouraged to participate. Upon completion of the IPY in 2009, the Time Capsule will be stored at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife, to be re-opened during the next IPY.
- AHRN Newsletter, May 2008