St. Mary's First Nation

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St. Mary's Band
St. Mary's Band is located in New Brunswick
St. Mary's Band
St. Mary's Band
Location of the St. Mary's Band in New Brunswick
Coordinates: 45°58′00″N 66°38′00″W / 45.96667°N 66.63333°W / 45.96667; -66.63333Coordinates: 45°58′00″N 66°38′00″W / 45.96667°N 66.63333°W / 45.96667; -66.63333
Country Canada
Province New Brunswick
County York County
Established 1867
 • Chief Candice Paul
 • Council Gina Louise Brooks
Heather Lynn Brooks
Leonard Roy Brooks
Walter James Brooks
Suzanne McCoy
Lisa Kelly Howe
Stephen Grant Meuse
Bradley Joseph Paul
Anthony Gabriel
Hubert Lambert Paul
Allan Patrick Polchies
Shelley Elaine Polchies
 • MP Andy Scott (L)
 • Provincial Representatives Thomas J. Burke (L)
 • Total 3.08 km2 (1.19 sq mi)
Lowest elevation 4 m (13 ft)
Population (2007)[1]
 • Total 1,394
Time zone Atlantic (AST) (UTC-4)
 • Summer (DST) ADT (UTC-3)
NTS Map 021G15
Postal code span: E3A 2V1,E3A 2T9,E3A 5V9,E3A 5R7,E3A 2V2

St. Mary's Band or St. Mary's First Nation is one of six Wolastoqiyik or Maliseet Nations on the Saint John River in Canada.

The St. Mary's Band lands comprise two reserves (Saint Mary's # 24, 1 ha; Devon # 30, 131.5 ha). The Saint Mary's reserve, established in 1867, lies on the northeast bank of the Saint John River, opposite downtown Fredericton. A second, larger reserve, purchased in 1929, lies 3 km NNE of the St. Mary's reservation. Recent (2002) acquisitions have expanded the reserve lands to 308 ha. Roughly half the members of the St. Mary's First Nation reside on the reserve lands.[1][2][3][4]


The founding of the 1867 Reserve is attributed to Gabriel Acquin, a Maliseet hunter, guide and interpreter.

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  1. ^ a b [1], Indian and Northern Affairs, retrieved September 7, 2008.
  2. ^ [2], EXPANDED LAND BASE FOR SAINT MARY'S FIRST NATION, retrieved September 7, 2008.
  3. ^ [3], St. Mary's First Nation, retrieved September 7, 2008.
  4. ^ [4], Geographical Names of Canada, retrieved September 7, 2008.

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