Ashoka Fellow
Fellow Since 2019
This description of Shelly Elverum's work was prepared when Shelly Elverum was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2019.
Shelly is creating a new role for Inuit youth in society by leveraging their unique abilities to bridge western and Inuit world views. In doing so, Inuit youth are empowering themselves as well as the Arctic communities of which they are a part to self-determine in a region with strong colonial legacies. They are also contributing to better quality research on the fastest changing region on Earth – the Arctic - to enhance northern resiliency and adaptation.
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