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Statement from the Wolastoqey Chiefs: Cabinet Solidarity

A seismic shake within the senior ranks of the Higgs government has left the premier with little option. Minister Jake Stewart spoke out and disavowed the premier’s stance that a full, public inquiry into systemic racism isn’t necessary. Mr. Stewart said he doesn’t agree and he has never agreed. The call for a public inquiry

Statement from the Wolastoqey Chiefs: Stepping Up for Justice

The public movement to end systemic racism gained a powerful voice today. As chiefs of the Wolastoqey Nation, we applaud the courage shown by Aboriginal Affairs Minister Jake Stewart in stepping up, and speaking out, for justice, fairness and transparency. On the eve of a provincial election call, Minister Stewart is quoted in a Brunswick

“End Systemic Racism”: Wolastoqey Chiefs

FREDERICTON (July 9, 2020) – Proposed terms of reference for an independent inquiry into systemic racism against Indigenous people were released today by the Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick. “For hundreds of years, a regime of systemic racism has been built up in this province and this country against its Indigenous peoples,” said Chief Ross

Wolastoqi author and niece publish children’s book

Gail Francis, originally from Tobique First Nation, and her niece have teamed up to write Moonbeam, the story of an adventurous young girl who learns the story behind her own name. Francis, a former teacher with experience in federal and band operated schools, says one of the reasons why she wrote the story was because

Natalie Sappier paints teepee to honour indigenous languages

Natalie Sappier (Samaqani Cocahq) has begun painting a teepee to share indigenous languages and honour those that are working to preserve them. The painting will be constructed on the campus of UNB Fredericton, where Sappier has recently completed a term as Artist-in-residence. The idea for the language lodge on UNB’s campus came from a conversation

COVID-19 and Mental Healthcare

Jasmine Perley sits at her post in the offices of the Wolastoqey Tribal Council. Just coming to work in this time of pandemic is a heroic act. For monthsCOVID-19 has shut down normal life for the Wolastoqey people, and allCanadians. This has meant Perley, as the Tribal Council’s health benefit’snavigator, has had to step-up. Her

Employment Opportunity: Protected and Conserved Areas Coordinator

Employment Opportunity at Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick. Term: Full-time / 1-year term position with the possibility to renew Overview: The Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick is a not-for-profit organization that represents the six Wolastoqey Communities in New Brunswick: Matawaskiye (Madawaska), Neqotkuk (Tobique), Pilick (Kingsclear), Sitansisk (Saint Mary’s), Welamukotuk (Oromocto) and Wotstak (Woodstock). WNNB was