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: