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 June 2017 the total population was 3334:

  • Registered Males on Own Reserve – 1300
  • Registered Females on Own Reserve – 1254
  • Registered Males on Other Reserves – 28
  • Registered Females on Other Reserves – 16
  • Registered Males Living Off-Reserve – 331
  • Registered Females Living Off-Reserve – 405

 

According to the Community Well Being Index,* Big Cove scored 66 out of a possible 100 based on figures derived from the 2001 Census:

  • Highest New Brunswick Community Score – 93
  • New Brunswick Non-Native Average Score – 79
  • New Brunswick First Nation Average Score – 70
  • Lowest New Brunswick Community Score – 57

From March 24, 2016 – March 23, 2018, the chief of the reserve is Arren Sock. The band councillors are:
Barry Augustine
Jonathan Augustine
Stephen Augustine
Robert Francis
Dean Levi
Robert Levi
Nathan Miller
Joseph Dwayne Milliea
Joseph James Milliea
Joseph Simon
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
Website: https://www.elsipogtog.ca/

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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 June 2017 the total population was 122.

  • Registered Males on Own Reserve – 48
  • Registered Females on Own Reserve – 30
  • Registered Males on Other Reserves – 0
  • Registered Females on Other Reserves – 1
  • Registered Males Living Off-Reserve – 19
  • Registered Females Living Off-Reserve – 24

The chief of the reserve 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 Bouctuche 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 June 2017 the total population was 1908:

  • Registered Males on Own Reserve – 665
  • Registered Females on Own Reserve – 667
  • Registered Males on Other Reserves – 16
  • Registered Females on Other Reserves – 25
  • Registered Males Living Off-Reserve – 244
  • Registered Females Living Off-Reserve – 291

According to the Community Well Being Index,* Esgenoopetitj scored 57 out of a possible 100 based on figures derived from the 2001 Census:

  • Highest New Brunswick Community Score – 93
  • New Brunswick Non-Native Average Score – 79
  • New Brunswick First Nation Average Score – 70
  • Lowest New Brunswick Community Score – 57

From June 12, 2016 – June 11, 2018, the chief of the reserve is Alvery Paul. The band councillors are:
Jason Barnaby
Christopher Bonnell
Carrie Dedam
Clark Dedam
Derek Dedam
Irene Dedam
Billy Francis
Deanna Joe
Gerald Lambert
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 June 2017 the total population was 1066:

  • Registered Males on Own Reserve – 290
  • Registered Females on Own Reserve – 295
  • Registered Males on Other Reserves – 8
  • Registered Females on Other Reserves – 7
  • Registered Males Living Off-Reserve – 231
  • Registered Females Living Off-Reserve – 235

According to the Community Well Being Index,* Eel Ground scored 69 out of a possible 100 based on figures derived from the 2001 Census:

  • Highest New Brunswick Community Score – 93
  • New Brunswick Non-Native Average Score – 79
  • New Brunswick First Nation Average Score – 70
  • Lowest New Brunswick Community Score – 57

From June 25, 2016 – June 24, 2018, the chief is George Ginnish. The band councillors are:
Junior Denny
Anthony Francis
Emmerson Francis
Kyle Francis
Merrill Martin
Cody Narvy
Tyler Patles
Brian Simon
Kelvin Simonson
Wilfred 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 June 2017 the total population was 739:

  • Registered Males on Own Reserve – 165
  • Registered Females on Own Reserve – 179
  • Registered Males on Other Reserves – 7
  • Registered Females on Other Reserves – 8
  • Registered Males Living Off-Reserve – 178
  • Registered Females Living Off-Reserve – 202

According to the Community Well Being Index,* Eel River Bar scored 73 out of a possible 100 based on figures derived from the 2001 Census:

  • Highest New Brunswick Community Score – 93
  • New Brunswick Non-Native Average Score – 79
  • New Brunswick First Nation Average Score – 70
  • Lowest New Brunswick Community Score – 57

From June 24, 2017 – June 23, 2019, the chief of the reserve is Thomas Everett Martin. The band councillors are:
John Claude (Jake) Caplin
Chris Labillois
Sacha Labillois
Brad Martin
Chris Pictou
Ron 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
Visit the Eel River Bar web site.

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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 June 2017 the total population was 131:

  • 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 – 45
  • Registered Females Living Off-Reserve – 50

According to the Community Well Being Index,* Fort Folly scored 79 out of a possible 100 based on figures derived from the 2001 Census:

  • Highest New Brunswick Community Score – 93
  • New Brunswick Non-Native Average Score – 79
  • New Brunswick First Nation Average Score – 70
  • Lowest New Brunswick Community Score – 57

From December 3, 2015 – December 2, 2017, the chief of the reserve is Rebecca Knockwood. The band councillors are:
Joseph Knockwood
Michael 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 June 2017 the total population was 191:

  • Registered Males on Own Reserve – 50
  • Registered Females on Own Reserve – 57
  • Registered Males on Other Reserves – 1
  • Registered Females on Other Reserves – 0
  • Registered Males Living Off-Reserve – 34
  • Registered Females Living Off-Reserve – 49

According to the Community Well Being Index,* Indian Island scored 78 out of a possible 100 based on figures derived from the 2001 Census:

  • Highest New Brunswick Community Score – 93
  • New Brunswick Non-Native Average Score – 79
  • New Brunswick First Nation Average Score – 70
  • Lowest New Brunswick Community Score – 57

From November 18, 2016 – November 17, 2020, the chief of the reserve 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 June 2017 the total population was 676:

  • Registered Males on Own Reserve – 223
  • Registered Females on Own Reserve – 208
  • Registered Males on Other Reserves – 12
  • Registered Females on Other Reserves – 17
  • Registered Males Living Off-Reserve – 93
  • Registered Females Living Off-Reserve – 123

According to the Community Well Being Index,* Metepenagiag scored 73 out of a possible 100 based on figures derived from the 2001 Census:

  • Highest New Brunswick Community Score – 93
  • New Brunswick Non-Native Average Score – 79
  • New Brunswick First Nation Average Score – 70
  • Lowest New Brunswick Community Score – 57

From July 17, 2016 – July 16, 2018, the chief of the reserve is William Ward. The band councillors are:
Alan Blowers
Kevin Levi
James Peterpaul
Lawrence Ward
Laurie Watson
Diana Webb

Contact:

Metepenagiag
Box 293
Red Bank, New Brunswick E9E 2P2
Telephone 506-836-6111 Fax 506-836-7593
Visit the Metepenagiag/ web site.

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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 June 2017 the total population was 313:

  • Registered Males on Own Reserve – 57
  • Registered Females on Own Reserve – 45
  • Registered Males on Other Reserves – 0
  • Registered Females on Other Reserves – 2
  • Registered Males Living Off-Reserve – 108
  • Registered Females Living Off-Reserve – 101

According to the Community Well Being Index,* Pabineau scored 68 out of a possible 100 based on figures derived from the 2001 Census:

  • Highest New Brunswick Community Score – 93
  • New Brunswick Non-Native Average Score – 79
  • New Brunswick First Nation Average Score – 70
  • Lowest New Brunswick Community Score – 57

From April 13, 2016 – April 13, 2020, the chief of the reserve is David Peter-Paul. The band councillors are:
Terry Richardson
Chris Turkenkopf

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 or Maliseet reserves 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.

*[From the website]: The Community Well Being Index is a product of the income, education, labour force activity, and housing conditions into a single number or CWB score between 0 and 100 derived by INAC from the 2001 Census. Detailed reports on the methodology may be obtained by calling 1-800-567-9604.