32Watch for updates on the development of a Mi’kmaq Youth Elder Council. A planning session sponsored by UINR and Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn (KMK ) brings together Nova Scotian Mi’kmaq youth and elders to respond to issues surrounding land, resources, and governance.

The Youth Elder Council will provide a mechanism by which traditional knowledge of the Elders can be passed on to community and youth, ensuring the transmission of tribal consciousness as First Nations conceive it and the preservation of cultural teachings and complex understandings of our relationship to the creation around us. It will nourish future leaders of our communities and ensure good decision making.

If you are interested in the activities of the Youth Elder Council, watch the next issue of The Marten for more!


From UINR Marten – Vol.2. Issue.1 – Spring 2006