MPTN Youth Council


The Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Youth Council is an elected leadership body that represents Tribal Members ages 24 and under. As a voice for the Tribe's younger generations, the Youth Council ensures their inclusion within internal and external conversations regarding the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation. These leaders have embraced the opportunity to improve the Tribal Community in many ways while also strengthening support for the Tribe’s Youth through social, educational, and career development strategies.

The goals of the Youth Council are:

  1. To assist the Tribe in strengthening its social, cultural and economic foundation so that they can never be undermined or destroyed, in accordance with the Tribe's Mission Statement.
  2. To ensure that the voices of Tribal Youth are included in conversations about community issues—both inside and outside of Mashantucket
  3. To identify the unique needs and perspectives of Tribal Youth within the context of leadership values that encourage understanding, respect, integrity, and empowerment
  4. To develop and strengthen relationships with youth leadership from other Tribal Communities

Chairwoman- Kiah Montey
Vice Chairwoman- Lanette Hernandez
Secretary- Evan Nelson
Treasurer- Honey Carter
Ambassador- Micayla Minnis