Penwaaq L nu k

Web Portal of the Benoit First Nation Lnu'k Band

Benoit First Nation is a non-profit indigenous organization whose mandate includes community services, cultural workshops, infrastructure building, language vitalization, job creation, indigenous history and heritage, elder-senior support, food security for vulnerable households.


Our Community

Pjila'sioq to our our Benoit Lnu'k/Mi'kmaw Community.

About Us

We are the Lnu'k/Mi'kmaw of Ktaqamkuk.

Ninen/About Us

Spirt Wind Drumming

Our Community drummers drum to the heartbeat of Mother Earth.

Spirit Wind Drumming

Band Council

We are governed by our Band Council


Band Territory

Our Kitpu Clan flag of the region.


Mi'kmaw Centre - Kji-Wikuom

Our Mi'kmaw Centre - Kji-Wikuom is the hub of the regional Lnu'k - Mi'kmaw Community.

Mi'kmaw Centre - Kji-Wikuom

Benoit First Nation Annual Mawio'mi

Here is the link to our

Annual Mawio mi

People of the Dawn

Ktaqmkuk Lnu'k/Mi'kmaq have always had a prominent presence in St. George's Bay (Nujio'qoniik) and on Payun Aqq Payunji'j (the Port au Port Peninsula). Many of our Lnu'k/Mi'kmaq ancestors came from around Pitu'pa'q (Bras d'Or lakes) in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick. We also have Beothuk connections.

Beothuk Connections

In 1972 the Port au Port Indian Band was formed in Cape St George under the umbrella of the Native Council of Newfoundland and Lanbrador (Name changed to the Federation of Newfoundland and Labrador Indians), Edna May Benoit was the seceretary of the band at that time. Josephine Benoit Simon, Sylester Joe Benoit, Geraldine Jesso and Lavern & Arsen Felix were Councillors. Adolph Benoit from Marches Point was the Chief/Saqmaw.

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Culture and Traditions

We are providing services and programs that will revitalize and maintain our Lnu'k heritage, language and culture.

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Proud History

Our Lnu'k - Mi'kmaw Community lived of our sacred lands since long before the arrival of the Europeans. We are one with the forest, one with the water and one with the animals. We are proud Eagle (Kitpu) clan...

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Contact us

Email the Band Office.