Conne River

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Miawpukek
First Nations reserve
Conne River is located in Newfoundland
Miawpukek
Miawpukek

Location in Newfoundland.
Country  Canada
Province  Newfoundland and Labrador
Settled 1822[1]
Recognition under the Indian Act 1987[2]
Government
 • Chief Mi'sel Joel[3]
 • Federal MP Scott Simms (L)
 • Provincial MHA Tracey Perry (PC)
Population (2013)
 • Total 862
Time zone Newfoundland Time Zone (UTC-3:30)
Area code(s) 709

Miawpukek is a Canadian community in Bay d'Espoir on the island of Newfoundland. It was formerly known as "Conne River" until the 1980s.

Miawpukek 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.[4] Since 1985, the community has renewed its traditional culture, which had been put on hold, after the exile of Saqamaw Geodol.[5]

A favourite attraction for visitors from near and far is its Annual Powwow, started in 1995 and held every year.

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Coordinates: 47°51′49.45″N 55°45′24.85″W / 47.8637361°N 55.7569028°W / 47.8637361; -55.7569028