Mi’kmaw Bands in Newfoundland

Conne River – Miawpukek – Newfoundland

Conne River is composed of Samiajij Miawpukek reserve, 548 hectares in size, located 224 km. south of Gander, Newfoundland, and established in June of 1986.

As of June 2017 the total population was 3032:

  • Registered Males on Own Reserve – 455
  • Registered Females on Own Reserve – 387
  • 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 – 1,087
  • Registered Females Living Off-Reserve – 1,102

According to the Community Well Being Index,* Conne River scored 76 out of a possible 100 based on figures derived from the 2001 Census:

  • Highest Newfoundland & Labrador Community Score – 91
  • Newfoundland & Labrador Non-Native Average Score – 72
  • Newfoundland & Labrador First Nation Average Score – Not Available
  • Lowest Newfoundland & Labrador Community Score – 51

From June 4, 2016 – June 4, 2018  the chief of the reserve is Mi’sel Joe. The band councillors are:
Dennis Benoit, Vice Chief
Harvey Drew
Brenda Jeddore
Howard Jeddore
Corey John
Shayne Mcdonald

Contact:

Miawpukek Mi’kamawey Mawi’omi
Council of Conne River Mi’kmaq Band
P.O. Box 10, Bay D’Espoir
Conne River, Newfoundland A0H 1J0
Telephone 709-882-2146 Fax 709-882-2292
Visit the Miawpukwek web site.

Caribou – Qalipu – Newfoundland

The Qalipu is a landless Mi’kmaw band officially formed September 26, 2011. See the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation Band Order.

As of June 2017 the total population was 24,741:

  • Registered Males on Own Reserve – 0
  • Registered Females on Own Reserve – 0
  • Registered Males on Other Reserves – 0
  • Registered Females on Other Reserves – 1
  • Registered Male on No Band Crown Land – 7
  • Registered Female on No Band Crown Land – 6
  • Registered Males Living Off-Reserve – 12,229
  • Registered Females Living Off-Reserve – 12,498

From October 24, 2015 – Octoer 23, 2018, chief of the band is Brendan Mitchell; vice-chief is Erica Samms-Hurley.
Councillors:
Gerald Joseph Alexander
Andrew Barker
Ben Bennett
Jasen Benwah
Arlene BlanchardWhite
Joseph Bouzanne
Brian Dicks
Calvin Francis
Francis Skeard
Bernard White

Contact:
Qalipu Band
1 Church Street, 2nd Floor
Corner Brook, Newfoundland A2H 2Z4
Telephone 709-634-0996  Fax 709-639-3997
Visit the Qalipu web site.