(YELLOWKNIFE) Thursday, May 2, 2019 – The Legislative Assembly is pleased to announce that the 17th Youth Parliament will begin on Monday, May 6th. Nineteen high school students from across the north will take part in Youth Parliament, an educational outreach program hosted by the Honourable Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, Jackson Lafferty. During the program, students will assume the role of their respected Member of the Legislative Assembly and will participate in three days of meetings and briefings in preparation for the Youth Parliament Model Session on Thursday, May 9th.
The program is aimed at educating Northern youth about consensus government, with an emphasis on the Assembly operations, its function and history, and the important role the institution holds in the NWT.
The participants, by constituency, are:
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
The Youth Parliament 2019 Model Session will take place in the Chamber of the Legislative Assembly building on Thursday, May 9th, at 1:30 p.m. The public is invited to view the Youth Parliament proceedings from the Public Gallery. Media are encouraged to arrange interviews with the students prior to the sitting day.
For more information, please contact:
Manager, Public Affairs and Communications
Legislative Assembly of the NWT
Phone: 867-767-9130 ext. 12017 or 1-800-661-0784