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The official name of our community is “The Paqtnkek Mi’kmaw Nation” which is pronounced as “buck-n-keg”.

We are a Mi’kmaq Band situated in the northeastern region of Nova Scotia. We inhabit a reserve known as Paqtnkek-Niktuek 23 and has a registered population of 598 as of December 2019, and is a member of the Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq. The term “Paqtnkek” denotes “by the bay” or “above the water (but at a distance from the ocean)”, and the area has been significant to the Mi’kmaq people for a long time for fishing activities involving eel and other species.

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