Youth Parliament 2019

Youth Parliament 2019

(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:

Danielle Mager
Manager, Public Affairs and Communications
Legislative Assembly of the NWT
Phone: 867-767-9130 ext. 12017 or 1-800-661-0784