Are Youth Ready?

QUAQTAQ - Nunavik needs a more educated workforce to make self-government succeed, said delegates at this week's Makivik Corp. annual general meeting in Quaqtaq.

"The youth today don't have much motivation and much education," said Joseph Nassak of Kangirsuk. "Are they going to be the ones who will be leading us? This is a scary thought. The youth who should be taking over seem to be evaporating."

Read this Jane George article in Nunatsiaq News.

What do you think? Are some of Nunavik's youth ready to play an important role in a new Nunavik government?
  • April 4, 2008
  • Webmaster


I want to encourage all the youth of Nunavik to continue in their endeavors to better themselves. There are many youth that are working very hard to succeed in their education despite the fact that they have to be very far from their families by living in Montreal for example. Although the social problems in Nunavik are huge, many struggle to overcome them and they need our support. I have no doubt that we will have strong future leaders in our present youth. I know and have met many young people who are very excited to be a part of building a better Nunavik.

Lets not stereotype all youth just because some lack motivation. Lets look to finding ways to motivate them in providing positive living habits in our community.

  • May 9, 2008
  • Minnie Grey

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