St. Mary's First Nation
St. Mary's Band
|Coordinates: 45°58′00″N 66°38′00″W|
|• Chief||Alan Polchies|
|• Council||Gina Louise Brooks|
Leonard Roy Brooks
Walter James Brooks
Lisa Kelly Howe
Stephen Grant Meuse
Allan Patrick Polchies
Shelley Elaine Polchies
|• MP||Jenica Atwin (G)|
|• Provincial Representatives||Stephen Horsman (L)|
|• Total||3.08 km2 (1.19 sq mi)|
|Lowest elevation||4 m (13 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC-4 (Atlantic (AST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-3 (ADT)|
|Postal code span: E3A 2V1,E3A 2T9,E3A 5V9,E3A 5R7,E3A 2V2|
The St. Mary's Band lands comprise two reserves (Saint Mary's # 24, 1 ha; Devon # 30, 131.5 ha). The Saint Mary's reserve, established in 1867, lies on the northeast bank of the Saint John River, opposite downtown Fredericton. A second, larger reserve, purchased in 1929, lies 3 km NNE of the St. Mary's reservation. Recent (2002) acquisitions have expanded the reserve lands to 308 ha. Roughly half the members of the St. Mary's First Nation reside on the reserve lands.
The founding of the 1867 Reserve is attributed to Gabriel Acquin, a Maliseet hunter, guide and interpreter.
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