The Youth of Mistissini
Youth are an integral part of Cree society, and represent our potential, and as well our future. They have the responsibility to accept the transfer of knowledge, tradition, and skills that will help to prepare to be the leaders of our community. For this reason, the Cree Nation of Mistissini plays an active role in helping them to achieve this in a way that allows them to prosper.
Cree Nation Youth Council
Youth in our communities have their own council and membership to promote youth interests and needs
Half of our workforce is under the age of 35 representing a tremendous potential to shape our community’s workforce
Our community aims to provide youth with diverse and positive experiences to help them reach their potential as individuals.
For 35 years the Mistissini Youth Council has contributed to providing youth with the opportunity to have a voice that speaks for their interests and needs. All youth between the ages of 13-35 are part of the membership the Youth Council represents.
The local youth council provides dozens of programs every year that support the health, wellness and development of our youth. In addition, they coordinate summer student employment that builds valuable work experience.
Mistissini works in partnership with local and regional entities and departments to provide programs and services to our youth. This combined efforts create, unique and valuable experiences for youth that call Mistissini home.
Any resident of Mistissini between the ages of 13-35 is considered a member of the Youth Council.
Justice Debassige is the currently elected youth chief of Mistissini. He was elected in 2019 and will end his term in 2023.
187 Main Street, Mistissini, Eeyou Istchee, G0W1C0
Monday – Thursday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm,
Friday: 8:30am – 3:00pm