St. Mary's First Nation

St. Mary's Band or St. Mary's First Nation is one of six Wolastoqiyik or Maliseet Nations on the Saint John River in Canada.

St. Mary's Band
St. Mary's Band
Location of the St. Mary's Band in New Brunswick
Coordinates: 45°58′00″N 66°38′00″W
ProvinceNew Brunswick
CountyYork County
  ChiefAlan Polchies
  CouncilGina Louise Brooks
Leonard Roy Brooks
Walter James Brooks
Barbara Brown
Lisa Kelly Howe
Stephen Grant Meuse
Heather Currie
Walter Gabriel
Percival Sacobie
Allan Patrick Polchies
Shelley Elaine Polchies
Millicent Polchies
  MPJenica Atwin (G)
  Provincial RepresentativesStephen Horsman (L)
  Total3.08 km2 (1.19 sq mi)
Lowest elevation
4 m (13 ft)
Time zoneUTC-4 (Atlantic (AST))
  Summer (DST)UTC-3 (ADT)
NTS Map021G15
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.[1][2][3][4]


The founding of the 1867 Reserve is attributed to Gabriel Acquin, a Maliseet hunter, guide and interpreter.

Notable people

See also


  1. , Indian and Northern Affairs, retrieved January 30, 2015.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2006-05-20. Retrieved 2008-09-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link), EXPANDED LAND BASE FOR SAINT MARY'S FIRST NATION, retrieved September 7, 2008.
  3. Archived 2011-03-05 at the Wayback Machine, St. Mary's First Nation, retrieved September 7, 2008.
  4. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-06-24. Retrieved 2008-09-08.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link), Geographical Names of Canada, retrieved September 7, 2008.

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