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Penwaaq Línuík - Benoit First Nation

Traditional Saqamaw-Chief Jes'n Penwa and son


I have been Traditional Chief of this region since 2004 and I am very humbled and proud to promote Lnu'k culture and language to the people of our community.

I proudly advise our band council, community elders, our youth and all those who support our cultural goals and needs as a community, including the provincial, fedeal governments, agencies, organizations and other band councils.

My role includes:

  • Cultural Advisor to the Chairperson/Vice-Chief and Band Council
  • Counselling of band members through healing and talking circles and private consultation
  • Conducting marriage ceremonies as licensed Marriage Commissioner
  • Guardian of and promoting Lnu'k culture, language, history, traditions, and community social development
  • Answering to the Elders Advisary Council
  • Seeking consensus on Lnu'k cultural decisions that affect the band and the membership
  • Acting as Lnu'k Cultural Figurehead
  • Acting independantly of the Band Council

    As a traditional Saqamaw/Chief, my term of office is determined by the Elders Advisory Council

    Lnu'k/Mi'kmaq rules of Protocol

    Saqamaw's Hunter - Gatherer Healthy eating

    Duties of a Chief/ Saqamaw

    What is a healing circle?

    Chief's website

    contact information

    811 Oceanview Drive

    Degrau, NL. A0N 1T1, Canada

    Wantaqo'ti, (peace)

    Traditional Chief jes'n benwah spotted wolf

    Penwaaq Línuík


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