The Dominion Institute, an organization whose mission is "to build active and informed citizens through greater knowledge and appreciation of the Canadian story", has many projects that seek to build on pride in our stories, our history, and our accomplishments.
One of the those projects, Our Story, seeks to engage aboriginal youth in writing about a moment in aboriginal history. An annual event, it is juried by an impressive group of aboriginal authors. There are two categories, one for 14-18 year old aboriginal youth, the other for 19-29 year olds. The creative writing is to capture moments from any point in history, including legends and recent events. For more details you can check out the website.
Inuit youth have been under represented in the contest and so they are seeking your help in spreading the word in your communities, and through your blogs. I'm learning more and more that through writing, I'm discovering more about myself, my family, and my countries history. Encouraging youth in Nunavut to write may help them discover something similar, and win some great prizes, including $2000.00 in cash, and publication in The Beaver; Canada's history magazine.