Welcome To CEPI Youth

Collaborative Environmental Planning Initiative (CEPI) strives to empower our youth to follow their dreams and build a future in Unama’ki.

CEPI Youth is a group of youth from all over Unamaki (Cape Breton) that care about Cape Breton Island, especially the Bras d’Or Lake. In a time when many are leaving the Island for employment, we want to show our youth how they can excel here with their talents, whatever they may be, without having to move away from home. We are a group of youth who want to make our Island thrive.

We are continuously working on projects for the youth of Unama’ki that relate to the environment, the climate crisis, and the economy. We hope to encourage and guide our youth to remain in Cape Breton. Please follow our social media pages for up-to-date event notices.




Tracy Marshall

Ever since I joined CEPI Youth, I have found a true love for the place I have called home for my entire life. I dreamed of staying in Cape Breton, but I thought the only way I could make a living for myself and my family, was to move away. Luckily, I know better now, and have found so many opportunities in my life here on the Island I will always call home thanks to CEPI Youth and what the group is becoming.


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11 months ago

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Kwe! Please Share!

Nikani Awtiken is back again this year for the 11th year!

Nikani Awtiken is an 8 day long camp, held at Camp Rankin this year in St. Peters from August 9th to the 16th.

Youth will learn about traditional Mi'kmaw knowledge, natural resources of Unama'ki, and have opportunities to do hands on activities, make traditional crafts, practice ceremony, learn about archaeology, participate in a sweat lodge, learn about Netukulimk and Two-Eyed Seeing, try out canoeing and archery, and generally have a terrific time.
For youth ages 14 to 18 (in high school).
This year we are continuing to reach out across Mi'kma'ki to invite youth from all over Atlantic Canada. Come experience the beauty of Unama'ki and meet other L'nu youth.

If you, or someone you know, is interested, register here:https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1GU3Cafp5582JG5EHJ1VpaUQIYZ3t5tTCIyAR40PB5f8/edit
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11 months ago

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Employment Opportunity

Department: Kji-Wikuom Studios
Position: Mi'kmaq Language Audio/Video Editor

To apply please submit resumes to: Jobs@eskasoni.ca Please write "A/V Editor" in subject line.

Closing Date: Tuesday June 20, 2023 at 4:00 pm.
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