Statement: Election results

FREDERICTON (Sep. 15, 2020) – The following statement was issued by the Chiefs of the Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick: We congratulate Premier Blaine Higgs on his re-election. We urge Mr. Higgs to come to the table with us and other representatives of Indigenous peoples for a nation-to-nation dialogue of respect. He can begin to

Wolastoqey Chiefs demand swift action on inquiry

FREDERICTON (Sep. 9, 2020) – The six Chiefs of the Wolastoqey Nation are placing a 30-day count down on the next provincial government. The Chiefs are calling on the party that forms the next provincial government to strike an Indigenous-led inquiry into systemic racismwithin 30 days of the swearing-in. The action is being demanded regardless

Employment Opportunity: Forestry Liaison

1 position for each Wolastoqey community (6 positions total)3-month contract position Description The Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick (WNNB) provides high-quality scientific analysis and technical support to New Brunswick’s six Wolastoqey communities on matters that impact Aboriginal and Treaty Rights and Aboriginal Title. Our organization strives to protect these Rights and the natural resources on

Election Survey

Ending systemic racism and partnering with Indigenous people and businesses are key planks Wolastoqey leaders are seeking in provincial party platforms. The six chiefs of the Wolastoqey Nation dispatched a survey today to grade the political parties on their willingness to collaborate and partner with First Nations. Twelve questions have been posed to the parties

Employment Opportunity: Guardian Environmental Technician

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY at Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick (WNNB) Term: Part time/ 7-month 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). It was

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