February 2, 2010
RE: Arctic Voices Fellowships Call for Applications
The Arctic Voices Fellowship program is up and running and we need your help in identifying Northern applicants, aged 25 -35, from across the Canadian North who are embarking on a path of public and community service and would benefit from these fellowships. Former MP Nancy Karetak-Lindell is directing the program from her home base in Arviat.
Twelve candidates from the five Arctic regions - Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, Northern Quebec (Nunavik) and Northern Labrador (Nunatsiavut) - will be chosen as Arctic Voices Fellows. First Nations, Inuit and Métis candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
Arctic Voices Fellows will have the opportunity to research and develop policy ideas that they believe will benefit their communities and the North. The Foundation's commitment is to support Northerners who have ideas and talents but need opportunities and support to carry them out, so that Northerners have the tools to shape their own future.
Each Fellow will receive $25,000 spanning two years starting in June 2010, mentoring from Elders, and opportunities to spend time with other Fellows and policy experts across Northern and Southern Canada.
Application deadline: March 24, 2010, 5 p.m. PST
Please encourage the young Northerners you know to apply and help us spread the word about this great opportunity.
For more details on the Arctic Voices Fellowships, please visit our website: www.arcticvoices.ca
The Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation was established in 1965 as a private charitable foundation. One of the major programming areas is the Canadian North. The mandate is to support research and education projects that enhance Northern peoples' ability to participate in and help shape public policy at any level - local, regional, national or international. www.gordonfn.org