In the year since Arctic Deeply launched, we’ve noticed that several names keep coming up over and over again. Whether we were covering climate change or Arctic shipping routes, oil and gas or Inuit education, the work of a group of educators, activists, filmmakers, scientists and policy shapers consistently amazed and inspired. Their mentors have praised them for their achievements, their peers have applauded their contributions to their communities.
As we can only expect to hear more from them in 2017 and beyond, we wanted to recognize these young leaders for their achievements. Some of these faces and stories will be familiar, but we hope to introduce you to some new people, too.
Read on to find out more about the 16 young leaders we think will leave their mark on the future of the Arctic. And stay tuned for more in-depth conversations with each of them. We can’t wait to see what they’ll do.