Wolastoqey demand legislators force action from Higgs government

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

Aboriginal title summary

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

Chiefs thankful for Jake Stewart’s continued support

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

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