FREDERICTON (Nov. 16, 2020) – Wolastoqey leaders are troubled by thesilence and indifference they are receiving from the Higgs government. Two months since the last election, neither the premier nor his minister responsible have made any contact with them. They are calling on MLAsto force action to end systemic racism. “Mr. Higgs’ first action after
The six Wolastoqey communities in New Brunswick today filed a notice to take the federal and provincial governments to court to recognize Aboriginal title to our land in and around the Wolastoq (St. John River) and its watershed. We never surrendered these lands and the Crown recognized our ownership of these lands in treaties they
FREDERICTON (Oct. 5, 2020) – The six Wolastoqey Communities in New Brunswick today announced they gave notice under the Proceedings Against the Crown Act to the Crown in right of New Brunswick and Canada that they will be filing a lawsuit seeking the Court’s recognition of the Wolastoqey Nation’s title to lands in New Brunswick.
FREDERICTON – September 29, 2020 – Following yesterday’s swearing-in ofMembers of the 60th Legislative Assembly, the six Chiefs of the Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick are expressing their sincere appreciation for the continued display of support they’ve received from Jake Stewart, the re-elected MLA for Southwest Miramichi-Bay du Vin. “By choosing to swear his oath
FREDERICTON (Sept. 21, 2020) – As the six chiefs of the Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick, we are in solidarity with Sipekne’katik as they take a stand to protect their Treaty right to fish. We too share in their concern over the safety of our fishers, and with the legal interpretations of the Canadian government
Wolastoqey Nation, are you prepared? Preparedness tips from the New Brunswick Emergency Measure Organization
Wolastoqey Nation, are you prepared? Storm season is upon us and everybody should be prepared. Please see below for preparedness tips from the New Brunswick Emergency Measure Organization. Be safe.
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
FREDERICTON (Sep. 11, 2020) – The six Chiefs of the Wolastoqey Nation are urging community members to vote with their head and their heart. Provincial ridings within the Wolastoqey Nation are among the most competitive in the Sept. 14th election. Members are encouraged to not only vote, but also to vote strategically. “Voting is a
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