Allan Sabattis-Atwin

Allan’s spirit name is Nikanaptaq, which translates to "one who leads with wisdom and leaves tracks for generations to follow". He is a Wolastoqi, a member of Oromocto First Nation and has sat as a council member for a number of years lending leadership to community development and education. He is a committed educator who worked as a language and cultural teacher and community liaison for Oromocto High School, and in the past few years he has held the role of Aboriginal Advisor and Coordinator of the Bridging Year Program for the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Institute, University of New Brunswick. As a current PhD student at the Universtiy of New Brunswick, he gives his full attention to Wabanaki knowledge and history, language and culture.