Big Cove is composed of Richibucto reserve, 1,667.3 hectares in size, located 8 km. southwest of Rexton, New Brunswick. It was established September 9, 1805.
As of February 2020 the total population was 3456:
From February 12, 2018 – March 11, 2022, the chief of the community is Arren Sock. The band councillors are:
Council of Big Cove
373 Big Cove Road
Big Cove, New Brunswick E4W 2S3
Telephone 506-523-8200 Fax 506-523-8230
Buctouche is composed 62.3 hectares located 3.2 km. southwest of Buctouche, New Brunswick. It was
established November 1, 1810.
As of February 2020 the total population was 126.
The chief of the community from March 29, 2016 – April 1, 2021 is Ann Mary (Steele) Simon. The band councillors
Brenton Le Blanc
Council of Buctouche Mi’kmaq Band
9 Reserve Road
Buctouche, New Brunswick E4S 4G2
Telephone 506-743-2520 Fax 506-743-2523
Visit the Buctuche web site.
Esgenoopetitj is composed of Burnt Church #14, Tabusintac, and Pokemouche reserves.
As of February 2020 the total population was 1935:
From June 12, 2018 – June 11, 2022, the chief of the community is Alvery Paul. The band councillors are:
Council of Esgenoopetitj
621 Bayview Drive
Burnt Church, New Brunswick E9G 2A8
Telephone 506-776-1200 Fax 506-776-1215
Eel Ground is composed of Eel Ground #2, Big Hole Tract, and the south half of Renous.
As of February 2020 the total population was 1066:
From May 11, 2018 – May 10, 2022, the chief of the community is George Ginnish. The band councillors are:
Alisha Sweezey (Ward)
Council of Eel Ground
47 Church Road
Eel Ground, New Brunswick E1V 4E6
Telephone 506-627-4600 Fax 506-627-4602
Eel River Bar is composed of Eel River #3, Moose Meadows, and Indian Ranch.
As of February 2020 the total population was 772:
From June 24, 2019 – June 23, 2021, the chief of the community is Sacha LaBillois. The band councillors
John Claude (Jake) Caplin
Council of Eel River Bar
11 Main Street, Unit 201
Eel River Bar, New Brunswick E8C 1A1
Telephone 506-684-6277 Fax 506-684-6282
Fort Folly is composed of 40.6 hectares of land located 1.6 km. southeast of Dorchester, New Brunswick. It was established December 24, 1969.
As of February 2020 the total population was 134:
From November 24, 2017 – November 23, 2021, the chief of the community is Rebecca Knockwood. The band
Council of Fort Folly
Dorchester, New Brunswick E4K 3V5
Telephone 506-379-3400 Fax 506-379-3408
Indian Island is composed of 26.4 hectares of land located 8 km. northeast of Rexton, New Brunswick. It was established November 17, 1948.
As of February 2020 the total population was 206:
From November 18, 2016 – November 17, 2020, the chief of the community is Kenneth Barlow. The band councillors
Council of Indian Island
61 Island Drive
Indian Island, New Brunswick E4W 1S9
Telephone 506-523-4875 or 523-1913 Fax 506-523-8110
Metepenagiag is composed of Red Bank #4 and #7, Big Hole Tract #8, and the north half of Indian Point #1.
All these reserves were established in 1783.
As of February 2020 the total population was 695:
From July 17, 2018 – July 16, 2022, the chief of the community is William Ward. The band councillors are:
Diana (Augustine) Webb
Red Bank, New Brunswick E9E 2P2
Telephone 506-836-6111 Fax 506-836-7593
Pabineau is composed of 429.1 hectares of land located 8 km. south of Bathurst, New Brunswick. It was established prior
As of February 2020 the total population was 328:
From April 4, 2020 – April 4, 2024, the chief of the community is Terry Richardson. The band councillors are:
Council of Pabineau Band
1290 Pabineau Falls Road
Pabineau First Nation, New Brunswick E2A 7M3
Telephone 506-548-9211 Fax 506-545-6929
Visit the Pabineau web site.
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