Potlotek First Nation

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Chapel Island, from which the First Nation takes its name.

The Potlotek First Nation, also known as Chapel Island First Nation[1] is a Mi'kmaq First Nation in northeastern Nova Scotia. The First Nation is situated on the Chapel Island 5 reserve on Chapel Island in Bras d'Or Lake. As of 2012, the First Nation has 521 members living on-reserve, and approximately 127 off-reserve.[2]


Chapel Island First Nation is composed of two parts as shown:

Community Area Location Population Date established
Chapel Island 5 592.5 hectares (1,464 acres) 69 km. southwest of Sydney 506 July 1, 1792
Malagawatch 4 (1/5 share) 661.3 hectares (1,634 acres) 62 km. southwest of Sydney 0 August 2, 1833


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