Aurora Pride Week

Aurora Pride Week

Along with a team of peers and mentors, Jasmine Keogak, an alum from the 2017 Arctic expedition, is launching Inuvik’s first ever Pride Week. Taking place in April of 2018, Pride Week will provide visible and public support to youth who are otherwise often marginalized, bullied, or ignored by their communities and families. Pride week will show LGBTQ2+ youth that they have allies and safe spaces in the community. (Photo Credit:¬†Mackenzie Scott/CBC)

Project Objectives

The East Three Secondary School GSA will bring awareness to Inuvik about LGBTQ2+ identities through this event. Pride Week will include a parade in Inuvik and numerous other community events in order to bring awareness to as well as demonstrate support for the LGBTQ2+ community. The main objectives are to: 

  • Engage 100 youth, teachers, and public participants to attend at least one event during Pride wee
  • Deliver a community wide barbeque with entertainment to develop community goodwill and support for LGBTQ2+ youth
  • Create community partnerships that will provide ongoing and sustainable momentum for supporting LGBTQ2+ youth

The Aurora Pride week team were recently in the news. Find the story here.

 

About Jasmine Keogak
From Sachs Harbour, Jasmine Keogak has 4 sisters, 1 brother and 1 adopted brother. With her family she lives a traditional lifestyle where most food comes from the land and she looks forward to the spring when it is time for the whole family to go out to harvest food for the year, including Arctic Charr and geese. Jasmine has been a Junior Canadian Ranger for the past 5 years. She is interested in traveling and in addition to joining the 2017 Students on Ice Arctic Expedition, recently had the opportunity to travel to San Francisco with the Art Club at school.

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