Penwaaq L’nu’k

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Disclaimer:We are supportive of regional cooperation, involvement, interaction, communication, sharing, and partnerships - Benoit First Nation is traditional regional Mi'kmaq government and Reserve.

Our Mandate:

Penwaaq L’nu’k is a revival and revival of the original Port au Port Indian Band from the 1970s in Cape St George under a new name and to fill this void in our hearts and in our community and contiues to provide traditional Mi'kmaq regional governance and local programming and activities in Culture, language, traditions, familyt and elder support, and much, much more.

We are working to build our communities and educate our children exposing them to our true Mi'kmaq history.

We are also working to help with regional elderly support as well as food security for vulnerable households.

"Kluskap and the great Creator teaches us to stay humble. Let them give you the wisdom of the ages and guide you on the path of respect and humility."

Saqmaw Jes'n Penwa

The name of our band; Benoit First Nation, is named after our very important ancestor Francois Benoit who married Anne L'Official who is of the Chegeau family.

We are a L’nui’suti Traditional and Regional Cultural and Language government and Reserve. Our focus is Mi'kmaq cultural programming for our people. We are an independant Mi'kmaq band council

Kwe', Penwaaq L’nu’k - Benoit First Nation. Providing Traditional Mi'kmaq Regional governance to build its language, culture and traditions. Connecting the elders and the youth.

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