by Ashley Paul, Communications, Membertou

(L-R) Youth Chief Arnold Doucette and Chief Terry Paul at Treaty Day Celebrations in Membertou.

(L-R) Youth Chief Arnold Doucette and Chief Terry Paul at Treaty Day Celebrations in Membertou.

In the summer of 2011 the Membertou Governance Committee worked with the National Centre for First Nation Governance and had multiple conversations during the Emerging Leadership Program about the creation of a youth council. In August of 2012, the first Membertou Youth Chief and Council was elected. The council is made up of youth aged 15-18 from the Membertou community. The idea of a youth chief and council was created as a voice for the youth, to discuss and address issues and concerns that impact the youth in the community.

The first year was a learning experience for all involved. Youth Chief, Tuma Stev ...

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