Young Leaders Summit on Northern Climate Change 2021

Ecology North is excited to host the 2021 Young Leaders’ Summit on Northern Climate Change, bringing young leaders together from across the North to learn about northern climate change. This Summit will take place on August 17th – 21st 2021.

The Summit provides an opportunity for northern youth, aged 18 to 30, to come together and learn about the effects of climate change in northern Canada – a region that is experiencing some of the fastest and most extreme changes. The Young Leaders’ Summit brings youth together in order to connect with other climate leaders and to develop leadership skills to bring back to their communities and to create positive change. Youth attending the Summit learn about the effects of climate change from Elders, researchers, land-users, policy makers, and other climate leaders, as well as learning about some of the steps being taken to mitigate and adapt to these changes.

Visit our website: www.climateleaders.ca

Dates: 17th – 21st August, 2021
Location: Akaitcho Bay, on the shores of Great Slave Lake, just outside of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.
Eligibility: Anyone between the ages of 18-30, priority on regional representation from throughout the Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

 

Apply here!
Applications are open until 11:59PM MST on July 25th, 2021.
All youth are encouraged to apply, please forward this opportunity to any youth who might be interested!

(Email events@ecologynorth.ca or call 867-873-6019 for a PDF version.)

Water Stewardship Gathering 2021

On August 13-17, 2021, Ecology North, in partnership with Wilfrid Laurier University and the Ka’a’gee Tu First Nation, will be making the trip out to Kakisa with a selection of northern youth aged 18-30. 

This year’s annual Water Stewardship Gathering is an in-person on-the-land camp whose purpose is to bring together young leaders to discuss, share and identify solutions to water stewardship issues impacting their communities while developing leadership and facilitation skills. There will be a valuable combination of traditional knowledge and science-based learning.

Dates: 13th – 17th August, 2021
Location: Kakisa, NWT
Eligibility: Youth aged 18 – 30 years old, based in the Northwest Territories.

 

Apply here!
Applications are open until 11:59PM MST on July 20th, 2021.
(Email admin@ecologynorth.ca or call 867-873-6019 for a PDF version.)

 

Trash-formation Art Contest

 

Ecology North is calling the attention of all Northern artists to come and participate in this year’s Trash-Formation Art Show! The Trash-Formation Art Show is an amazing opportunity for you to transform your ‘trash’ into art for the chance to win a prize at this year’s Ramble and Ride festival, July 30th – August 1st. Come and showcase your talent and challenge yourselves to extend the life-cycle of unwanted items.

If you’re interested in applying and showcasing your creativity and sustainable talents, please email Kate at events@ecologynorth.ca or by phone (867) – 873 – 6019. 

Spots are limited to 20 applicants. First come first serve. 

Deadline to apply is July 23rd, 2021.

Earth Week 2021

Join us for Earth Week this year from 19th April – 25th April in a whole array of exciting events happening around Yellowknife.

Make sure you pick up your event ‘passport’ from each event or the Ecology North office in the lower level of 5016 50th Avenue to be in for a chance to win some prizes! Just take it to every event you attend and get the host to sign it.

If you are willing to volunteer at any of these events, our sign up page can be found here: https://signup.com/go/euAqNTe

Film Screening: Nahanni: River of Forgiveness

The Nahanni: River of Forgiveness film screening is happening at Capitol Theatre from 7:00PM to 9:00PM on Monday, March 22nd, 2021. Nahanni: River of Forgiveness tells the story of twelve Dene uniting to build a moose skin boat and ride it down the mighty Nahanni River for the first time in over 100 years.

Seats will be limited for this screening. Please go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/nahanni-river-of-forgiveness-film-screening-tickets-144720237125 to get your free ticket(s) to attend. Please bring a mask. Extra masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the event. Social distancing protocols will be in place.

This event is made possible thanks to funding from the City of Yellowknife and Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT).

Film Screening: Cold Amazon

The Cold Amazon film screening is happening at Northern United Place from 12:00PM to 1:00PM on Wednesday, March 17th, 2021. Cold Amazon tells the story of Canada’s massive Mackenzie River Basin which plays a significant environmental, economic and spiritual role.

Seats will be limited for this screening. Please go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/cold-amazon-film-screening-tickets-144717615283 to get your free ticket(s) to attend. Please bring a mask. Extra masks and hand sanitizer will be available at the event. Social distancing protocols will be in place.

This event is made possible thanks to funding from the City of Yellowknife and Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT).

Protecting Water Resources – Panel Discussion with Samuel Gargan and Daniel T’seleie

This panel discussion will feature Samual Gargan, Keepers of the Water Board Member, and Daniel T’seleie, K’asho Got’ine Chief Negotiator, which will be held via ZOOM from 12:00PM to 1:00PM on Tuesday, March 16th, 2021. Join by going to this web address at the time of the event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83979949728.

This event is made possible thanks to funding from Environment and Natural Resources (Government of Northwest Territories).

POSTPONED Ice Road Run to Dettah

This event has been postponed due to extreme weather warnings.

Meet us at the Ice Road entrance by Rotary Park for a socially distant physical activity between 10:00am and 1:00pm on Sunday, March 14th, 2021. Any form of active transportation such as walking, running, kicksledding, fat biking is welcome! Go the entire 12km to Dettah and back, or stop at any point and turn back. We will have tents provided by Yellowknife Search and Rescue with fires for participants to warm up next to, as well as Bannock from Birchwood Cafe to fuel your adventure. Make sure to dress for the weather and wind!

This event is made possible thanks to funding from NWT Recreation and Parks Association, the City of Yellowknife, and Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT).

Water Week 2021

Ecology North is hosting a number of events during Water Week starting on Sunday, March 14th, 2021 and ending on World Water Day, Monday, March 22nd, 2021.

POSTPONED: Ice Road Run to Dettah

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021: Panel Discussion with Samuel Gargan and Daniel T’seleie

Wednesday, March 17th, 2021: Film Screening: Cold Amazon

Monday, March 22nd, 2021: Film Screening: Nahanni: River of Forgiveness

All events are free and open to the public.

Please respect social distancing rules and wear a mask where appropriate.

Thank you to our funders NWT Recreation and Parks Association, the City of Yellowknife, and Environment and Natural Resources (Government of Northwest Territories) for making these events possible.

 

Online Book Launch with Jamie Bastedo – PROTECTORS OF THE PLANET

Ecology North has teamed up with the Yellowknife Book Cellar and nature writer Jamie Bastedo to host a virtual book launch of Jamie’s latest title “Protectors of the Planet Environmental Trailblazers from Age 7 to 97”. This book takes you on a deep dive into the lives of a dozen eco-heroes from across Canada who are leading our troubled world towards hope, healing, and renewal. Join Jamie for some excellent adventure stories, deep inspiration, and practical advice offered up by the awesome cast of real-life characters celebrated in his book. 

The program will include opening comments by the Yellowknife Book Cellar, Red Deer Press, and Ecology North, followed by stories and readings by the Author, a Q & A session, and e-door prizes.

This event is free and open to the public.  You can join by simply clicking the following ZOOM link at the time of the event: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82299284678.