Starting on Monday, the 17th session of the territory’s youth parliament will take place. Nineteen high school students from across the NWT, each representing their riding, will participate in three days of meetings and briefings.
In a news release, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) says the program is to help educate youth on consensus government.
Of the 19 participants, 17 of them are young women, which falls in line with the GNWT’s push to see more women in the legislature.
On Thursday, May 9, at 1:30 p.m. the delegates will participate in their own session at the Legislative Assembly. During the session, each member will have the opportunity to read a statement and will debate three motions chosen by the group.
Below is a list of participants and their riding:
Deh Cho – Ms. Marie Carpenter Frame Lake – Mr. Malcolm Deans
Great Slave – Ms. Emilie Gauldreault Hay River North – Ms. Madison Beck
Hay River South – Ms. Crystal Kisakye Inuvik Boot Lake – Ms. Cassidy Lennie-Ipana
Inuvik Twin Lakes – Ms. Keely Voudrach Kam Lake – Ms. Stella Smyslo
Mackenzie Delta – Ms. Charleigh Blake Monfwi – Ms. Magen Rabesca
Nahendeh – Ms. Ava Erasmus Nunakput – Ms. Chantal Kataoyak Malogokak
Range Lake – Ms. Peo Boitumelo Sahtu – Ms. Gosahte Bird
Thebacha – Ms. Felicity Beaulieu Tu Nedhé-Wiilideh – Ms. Tanesha Norn
Yellowknife North – Mr. Ryyan Awan Yellowknife Centre – Ms. Tori Haogak
Yellowknife South – Ms. Abagail MacDonald