July 25, 2014

CWY at Inuit Circumpolar Conference

Canada World Youth President and CEO, Rita S. Karakas, and Director of Aboriginal Programs, Arnold Blackstar, attended the Inuit Circumpolar Conference (ICC), July 21-25, in Inuvik. Talks on resource development, business partnerships and wildlife conservation were on the agenda at the 2014 general assembly. ICC is mandated to provide a collective Inuit voice on issues affecting its peoples from Canada, USA, Russia and Greenland.

Rita Karakas Arnold Blackstar CWY

Arnold Blackstar CWY Terry Audla ITK President

Arnold Blackstar with Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) President, Terry Audla. ITK is the national Inuit organization in Canada.

Martha Lund Olsen, Minster, family, Legal, Justice Dept Greenland

Several speakers presented at the meeting, including Martha Lund Olsen, Greenland’s Minister of Family & Legal and Justice Department.



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Canada World Youth is dedicated to enriching the lives of youth aged up to 35 who want to become informed and active global citizens. CWY offers international transformative learning experiences focused on building knowledge, leadership and skills through participation in sustainable community-driven projects. For more than 40 years, 38,000 youth and 12,000 host families have participated in CWY programs, in Canada and abroad.

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Source : Mary McGee, Communications Officer, Canada World Youth, 514 931-3526 # 336,

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514 931-3526 # 336