Our community is made up of Mi’kmaq people who have lived in this area for thousands of years.

We are a small indigenous community located in Nova Scotia, Canada, near the southern shores of Antigonish Harbour, directly off of highway 104, about 15 minutes from the Town of Antigonish.

Our community is surrounded by beautiful natural landscapes, including forests, lakes, and rivers. We take pride in our culture and traditions, which have been passed down from generation to generation.

Our community is home to a variety of cultural events, including powwows, traditional feasts, and drumming circles. We also have a strong connection to the land, and many of our community members are involved in fishing, hunting, and trapping. Our language, Mi’kmaq, is an integral part of our culture, and we are working to revitalize it among our people.

Despite the challenges that we have faced as an indigenous community, we remain resilient and committed to preserving our way of life. We welcome visitors to our community and encourage everyone to learn more about our culture and traditions.

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In two weeks time, WEDNESDAY, DEC 20TH, 2023, Paqtnkek Administration and Health Centre buildings go on Christmas Break.

Be sure to visit prior to the closing date if need be. Offices re-open in the new year, MONDAY, JAN 8TH, 2023.
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Antigonish Knights of Columbus Toy Drive are helping out families in needing some help for Christmas.

To apply, need to have ID & proof of the residency in the Town of Antigonish or within the County as well as proof of Child Tax Benefits.

For more information they can be reached at 902 867 2648

Deadline is Monday, December 11, 2023
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Getting To Know Your Community

The following are just a few of the pages we have built so that you can better understand your community, the people hired to lead and manage it and the publically accessible records on how everything is proceeding.

Council Minutes

Council minutes are written records of the proceedings and decisions made in official meetings.

Chief & Council Members

Knowing your chief and council members can help you understand local priorities. Consider attending meetings and events and be sure to reach out to build a relationship.

Consolidated Financial Statements

Check out a comprehensive view of our financial performance, essential for members and stakeholders to understand their community.

Directors and Managers

Get to know the people that make the day to day work happen that operates our community. Consider contacting them with your questions.

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Together, we thrive!

The staff of Paqtnkek First Nations community, is dedicated to providing support to their community members. They are committed to offering a helping hand to those in need, whether it be through community programs or one-on-one assistance. The staff understands the importance of community and works tirelessly to ensure that everyone has access to the resources and support they need to thrive. They are always ready to lend an ear, provide guidance and answer any questions you might have.

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