Mi’kmaw Bands in New Brunswick

Elsipogtog | Buctouche Esgenoopetitj | Eel Ground | Eel River Bar | Fort Folly | Indian Island | Metepenagiag Pabineau

Big Cove – Elsipogtog – New Brunswick

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:

  • Registered Males on Own Reserve – 1346
  • Registered Females on Own Reserve – 1308
  • Registered Males on Other Reserves – 28
  • Registered Females on Other Reserves – 16
  • Registered Males Living Off-Reserve – 341
  • Registered Females Living Off-Reserve – 417

From February 12, 2018 – March 11, 2022, the chief of the community is Arren Sock. The band councillors are:
Barry Augustine
Jonathan Augustine
Stephen Augustine
Cameron Francis
Joseph Francis
Lana Francis
Robert Francisr
Dean Levi
Mary Levi
Joseph Milliea
Jonathan Sock
Peter Sock

Contact:
Council of Big Cove
373 Big Cove Road
Big Cove, New Brunswick E4W 2S3
Telephone 506-523-8200 Fax 506-523-8230

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Buctouche Micmac – Puktusk – New Brunswick

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.

  • Registered Males on Own Reserve – 51
  • Registered Females on Own Reserve – 32
  • Registered Males on Other Reserves – 0
  • Registered Females on Other Reserves – 1
  • Registered Males Living Off-Reserve – 19
  • Registered Females Living Off-Reserve – 23

The chief of the community from March 29, 2016 – April 1, 2021 is Ann Mary (Steele) Simon. The band councillors
are:
Brenton Le Blanc
Mathew Sanipass

Contact:
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.

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Esgenoopetitj  – Eskinuopitijk – New Brunswick

Esgenoopetitj is composed of Burnt Church #14, Tabusintac, and Pokemouche reserves.

  • Burnt Church #14 is 985.4 hectares in size, 32 km. northeast of Chatham, and was established prior to 1867.
  • Tabusintac #9 is 3,268.7 hectares, located 40 km. northeast of Chatham, and was established February 2, 1802.
  • Pokemouche #13 is 151.4 hectares, located 64 km. east of Bathurst, and it, too, was established prior to 1867.

As of February 2020 the total population was 1935:

  • Registered Males on Own Reserve – 668
  • Registered Females on Own Reserve – 662
  • Registered Males on Other Reserves – 17
  • Registered Females on Other Reserves – 27
  • Registered Males Living Off-Reserve – 253
  • Registered Females Living Off-Reserve – 302

From June 12, 2018 – June 11, 2022, the chief of the community is Alvery Paul. The band councillors are:
Jason Barnaby
Christopher Bonnell
Carrie Dedam
Clark Dedam
Derek Dedam
Irene Dedam
Deanna Joe
Helen Joe
Candeda Paul
Lorna Paul
Mary Richardson
Carla Ward

Contact:
Council of Esgenoopetitj
621 Bayview Drive
Burnt Church, New Brunswick E9G 2A8
Telephone 506-776-1200 Fax 506-776-1215

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Eel Ground – Natuaqanek – New Brunswick

Eel Ground is composed of Eel Ground #2, Big Hole Tract, and the south half of Renous.

  • Eel Ground #2 is 1,072.8 hectares, located 4.8 km. west of Newcastle, New Brunswick, and was established in
    1783.
  • Big Hole Tract #8 is 1,740.2 hectares located 20.8 km. west of Newcastle, and it, too, was established in 1783.
  • The south half of Renous #12 is 10 hectares, 27.2 km. west of Newcastle, and was established in 1783.

As of February 2020 the total population was 1066:

  • Registered Males on Own Reserve – 287
  • Registered Females on Own Reserve – 293
  • Registered Males on Other Reserves – 7
  • Registered Females on Other Reserves – 6
  • Registered Males Living Off-Reserve – 232
  • Registered Females Living Off-Reserve – 241

From May 11, 2018 – May 10, 2022, the chief of the community is George Ginnish. The band councillors are:
Anthony Francis
Kyle Francis
Merrill Francis
Cody Narvey
Tyler Patles
Willie Sark
Brian Simon
Mike Simon
Kelvin Simonson
Alisha Sweezey (Ward)

Contact:
Council of Eel Ground
47 Church Road
Eel Ground, New Brunswick E1V 4E6
Telephone 506-627-4600 Fax 506-627-4602

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Eel River Bar – Oqpi’kanjik – New Brunswick

Eel River Bar is composed of Eel River #3, Moose Meadows, and Indian Ranch.

  • Eel River #3 is 122 hectares in size, 3.2 km. south of Dalhousie, New Brunswick, and was established February
    28, 1807.
  • Moose Meadows #4 is 404.7 hectares, located 32 km. south of Dalhousie, and was established November 29, 1978.
  • Indian Ranch is 45.7 hectares, located 2.4 km. south of Dalhousie, and was established November 30, 1978.

As of February 2020 the total population was 772:

  • Registered Males on Own Reserve – 165
  • Registered Females on Own Reserve – 181
  • Registered Males on Other Reserves – 7
  • Registered Females on Other Reserves – 8
  • Registered Males Living Off-Reserve – 193
  • Registered Females Living Off-Reserve – 218

From June 24, 2019 – June 23, 2021, the chief of the community is Sacha LaBillois. The band councillors
are:
John Claude (Jake) Caplin
Mitchell Harquail
Derek Mulcahy
Ryan Narvie
Mike Simonson
Ron Simonson
Tanya Simonson

Contact:
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

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Fort Folly -Amlamkuk Kwesawe’k – New Brunswick

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:

  • Registered Males on Own Reserve – 11
  • Registered Females on Own Reserve – 24
  • Registered Males on Other Reserves – 0
  • Registered Females on Other Reserves – 0
  • Registered Females on No Band Crown Land – 1
  • Registered Males Living Off-Reserve – 47
  • Registered Females Living Off-Reserve – 51

From November 24, 2017 – November 23, 2021, the chief of the community is Rebecca Knockwood. The band
councillors are:
Jolyne Knockwood
Joseph Knockwood

Contact:
Council of Fort Folly
Box 971
Dorchester, New Brunswick E4K 3V5
Telephone 506-379-3400 Fax 506-379-3408

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Indian Island – L’nui Menikuk – New Brunswick

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:

  • Registered Males on Own Reserve – 52
  • Registered Females on Own Reserve – 58
  • Registered Males on Other Reserves – 1
  • Registered Females on Other Reserves – 0
  • Registered Males Living Off-Reserve – 41
  • Registered Females Living Off-Reserve – 54

From November 18, 2016 – November 17, 2020, the chief of the community is Kenneth Barlow. The band councillors
are:
Ingrid Brooks
Catherine Sanipass

Contact:
Council of Indian Island
61 Island Drive
Indian Island, New Brunswick E4W 1S9
Telephone 506-523-4875 or 523-1913 Fax 506-523-8110

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Metepenagiag – Metepna’kiaq – New Brunswick

Metepenagiag is composed of Red Bank #4 and #7, Big Hole Tract #8, and the north half of Indian Point #1.

  • Red Bank #4 is 1,457 hectares in size, located 22.4 km. west of Newcastle, New Brunswick.
  • Red Bank #7 is 1,011.7 hectares of land located 24 km. west of Newcastle.
  • Big Hole Tract #8 is 1,396.2 hectares located 20.8 km. west of Newcastle
  • the north half of Indian Point #1 is 42.1 hectares lying 19.2 km. west of Newcastle.

All these reserves were established in 1783.
As of February 2020 the total population was 695:

  • Registered Males on Own Reserve – 223
  • Registered Females on Own Reserve – 218
  • Registered Males on Other Reserves – 13
  • Registered Females on Other Reserves – 17
  • Registered Males Living Off-Reserve – 99
  • Registered Females Living Off-Reserve – 125

From July 17, 2018 – July 16, 2022, the chief of the community is William Ward. The band councillors are:
Adam Augustine
Laurie Augustine
Kevin Levi
Lawrence Ward
Roman Ward
Diana (Augustine) Webb

Contact:
Metepenagiag
Box 293
Red Bank, New Brunswick E9E 2P2
Telephone 506-836-6111 Fax 506-836-7593

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Pabineau – Ke’kwapskuk – New Brunswick

Pabineau is composed of 429.1 hectares of land located 8 km. south of Bathurst, New Brunswick. It was established prior
to 1867.
As of February 2020 the total population was 328:

  • Registered Males on Own Reserve – 58
  • Registered Females on Own Reserve – 46
  • Registered Males on Other Reserves – 0
  • Registered Females on Other Reserves – 2
  • Registered Males Living Off-Reserve – 113
  • Registered Females Living Off-Reserve – 109

From April 4, 2020 – April 4, 2024, the chief of the community is Terry Richardson. The band councillors are:
Carolyn Fraser
Susan Motty
Joseph Richardson

Contact:
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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The information regarding federal, provincial, and band representatives and Mi’kmaq communities in the Maritimes was provided by INAC- Community Profiles.

The socio-economic indicators presented on this page are derived from special tabulations prepared for Indigenous & Northern Affairs Canada by Statistics Canada. All of the information provided here is believed to be accurate and valid in the context of Statistics Canada’s mandate to collect and disseminate census information on all Canadians as specified in the Statistics Act.  INAC does not warrant these data or accept responsibility for any omissions or inaccuracies inadvertently contained in this presentation. For further information about the limitations of census data and in particular, data collected by reserve, the user is directed to the following weblink: http://www.statcan.ca For further information about the data posted here, please contact the First Nations and Northern Statistics Section at (819) 953-9999.