A youth-led initiative to involve northern youth in International Polar Year (IPY) activities is underway. The Time Capsule Project is an initiative developed by the Canadian Youth Steering Committee (CYSC) for the IPY. The Project's aim is to capture life in the North through the perspectives of northern youth.

The Time Capsule consists of youth photography, artwork and creative writing to document northern community life, surveys to collect youth perspectives on language, culture and recreation, and a photo contest complete with prizes. Youth from across the Canadian North are encouraged to participate. Upon completion of the IPY in 2009, the Time Capsule will be exhibited online and then stored at the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, to be re-opened during the next IPY.

We are actively seeking northern youth in Canada to participate in surveys and photography. If you, or anyone you know, might be interested in participating, please forward this information to them.

If you have a group of youth interested in documenting life in your northern community through photography, please contact Julia Christensen Kereliuk at julia.christensen@gmail.com

To participate in the online youth surveys, please visit: http://timecapsule.edublogs.org/login/

Or to learn more about the Time Capsule Project in general, please visit: http://timecapsule.edublogs.org/.

We look forward to hearing from you!