Miawpukek First Nation

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Samiajij Miawpukek
Indian reserve
Samiajij Miawpukek Indian Reserve
Samiajij Miawpukek is located in Newfoundland and Labrador
Samiajij Miawpukek
Samiajij Miawpukek
Coordinates: 47°52′0″N 55°44′37″W / 47.86667°N 55.74361°W / 47.86667; -55.74361Coordinates: 47°52′0″N 55°44′37″W / 47.86667°N 55.74361°W / 47.86667; -55.74361
Country  Canada
Province  Newfoundland and Labrador
Settled 1822[1]
Recognition under the Indian Act 1987[2]
 • Chief Mi'sel Joel[3]
 • Federal MP Scott Simms (L)
 • Provincial MHA Tracey Perry (PC)
Population (2013)
 • Total 862
Time zone UTC-3:30 (Newfoundland Time Zone)
Area code(s) 709

Miawpukek First Nation is a Mi'kmaq First Nations band government in Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, with a registered population of 862 living on-reserve as of March 2013, with another 2,066 living off-reserve.[5] They control the reserve of Samiajij Miawpukek in Bay d'Espoir on the island of Newfoundland. It was formerly known as "Conne River" until the 1980s.[citation needed] In 1991, Miawpukek was one of the poorest communities in Atlantic Canada. Due in part to increased education of its members, it has gone on to become the most well-off First Nation in Atlantic Canada after Membertou. [6]

An attraction for visitors is the annual powwow, started in 1995 and held every year.[citation needed]

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  1. ^ http://www.mfngov.ca/about-miawpukek/
  2. ^ http://www.mfngov.ca/about-miawpukek/
  3. ^ http://www.mfngov.ca/contacts/
  4. ^ "Samiajij Miawpukek". Natural Resources Canada. October 6, 2016. 
  5. ^ Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, First Nation Detail Archived 2015-04-02 at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (2016-02-08). "Well-Being in First Nations Communities, 1981-2011 - Full Report". The Community Well-Being (CWB) Index.