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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 territory.

Our Mandate:

The Benoit First Nation mandate is one of integrity, respect, honour, selflessness, dedication, humility and through a Truth and Reconciliation lens. We provide Mi'kmaq community services, cultural and traditional programming, infrastructure building, language vitalization, job creation, indigenous history and heritage, elder support, food security for vulnerable households and we do this in a balance with our traditional lands and ecosystem.

We are building 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 with a private 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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