Micmacs of Gesgapegiag

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Tipee-shaped church in the Gesgapegiag Micmac Indian reserve in Quebec

Micmacs of Gesgapegiag are a Mi'gmaq First Nation in Quebec, Canada. They are based at Maria, Quebec on the Gaspé Peninsula and they have one Indian reserve, Gesgapegiag. In 2016 the band has a registered population of 1,501 members. The First Nation is part of the Mi'gmawei Mawiomi Secretariat.

Demographics[edit]

The members of the First Nation of Gesgapegiag are Mi'gmaq. In December 2016 the band had a total registered population of 1,501 members, 794 of whom lived off reserve.[1]

Geography[edit]

Micmacs of Gesgapegiag are based at Maria, Quebec on the Gaspé Peninsula.[2] They own one Indian reserve, Gesgapegiag, located 56 km east of Restigouche. The reserve has an area of 221 hectares.[3]

Language[edit]

Mi'gmaq speak Mi'gmaq, an Eastern Algonquian language. According to Statistics Canada's 2011 census, 63.8% of the population speak an Aboriginal language. 32.6% has an Aboriginal language as the first language learned and 46.8% speak an Aboriginal language at home. 45.4% of the population speak English and French and 53.9% speak only English.[4]

Governance[edit]

Band office

Micmacs of Gesgapegiag are governed by a band council elected according to the First Nations Elections Act. For the 2015-2019 tenure, this council is composed of the chief Roderick Larocque Jr and eight councilors.[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Registered population". Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  2. ^ "First Nation Detail". Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  3. ^ "Reserves/Settlements/Villages". Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  4. ^ "Languages characteristics". Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Retrieved 2017-01-22.
  5. ^ "Governance". Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Retrieved 2017-01-22..

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