Nikan’usk (Micmac – Leader) Youth Engagement

The Nikan’usk Youth Engagement Division works within the five tribal communities- Penobscot Nation, Passamaquoddy at Sipayik, Passamaquoddy at Indian Township, the Houlton Band of Maliseets, and the Aroostook Band of Micmacs. Our goal is to support as many youths as possible to reclaim cultural identity, develop leadership skills, identify and use their voice, and empower them to make positive changes within their community and beyond.

We support youth-led and youth-serving programming that builds young people’s resilience and strengthens youth leadership on issues of public health, restorative practices, experiential outdoor adventure-based learning, art, and social justice. Programming and activities included in this division are: Youth Councils, Art Lab, Project Venture, Youth-led community events, Substance use prevention education, and events.