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June 8, 2023 in Announcements, NIYC Opportunities

National Inuit Youth Council Elects a New President

The National Inuit Youth Council (NIYC) has elected Susie-Ann Kudluk of Kangirsuk, Nunavik as their new president for the 2023-2025…
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April 19, 2023 in Announcements, NIYC Opportunities

NIYC Presidential Election 2023

The National Inuit Youth Council (NIYC) will elect its next President on Tuesday, June 6, 2023. The NIYC President elected…
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About the NIYC


Most Inuit live in 51 communities spread across the Inuvialuit Settlement Region (Northwest Territories), Nunavut, Nunavik (Northern Quebec), and Nunatsiavut (Northern Labrador). This vast region is known as Inuit Nunangat. It encompasses roughly 40 percent of Canada’s land area and 72 percent of its coastline. Youth make up the majority of Canada’s 65,000 Inuit.

The National Inuit Youth Council (NIYC) was established by the Inuit Tapirisat of Canada, now known as Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) in 1993 to provide guidance and input into issues of interest for Inuit youth in Canada. Each NIYC representative is tasked with voicing the concerns and ideas of Inuit youth from their respective regions, with the elected President serving as the National voice of Inuit youth.

The council is made up of six voting members and 1 president, who is elected for a 2 year term every second June. There are 6 regional youth file holders, employed by the respective land claims organizations that sit on the NIYC as the voting members. The Youth Project Coordinator(s) of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK), our parent organization, serve as the secretariat for the NIYC.

Current Members

Susie-Ann Kudluk

President | National Inuit Youth Council

Chaim Andersen

Nunatsiavut Government

Alison Mesher

Qarjuit Youth Council

Davonna Kasook

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation


Qikiqtani Inuit Association

Tyler Akeeagok

Kitikmeot Inuit Association

Christine Tootoo

Kivalliq Inuit Association

Stacey Cockney-Raddy

Inuvialuit Regional Corporation Observer

National Inuit Youth Council

75 Albert Street, Suite 1100
Ottawa, ON K1P 5E7

Phone: 1 (613) 238-8181
Toll-Free (Canada): 1 (866) 262-8181
Fax: 1 (613) 234-1991

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