The Passamaquoddy people could be close to gaining recognition in Canada – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 28, 202052 Views

After two years of talks, recognition for the First Nation – now known as Peskotomuhkati – could be close

Feb 28, 2020

The Passamaquoddy people in New Brunswick are getting closer to gaining formal recognition as a First Nation from the federal and provincial governments.

The First Nation group – now known as the Peskotomuhkati – is two years into talks with negotiators from Ottawa and Fredericton.

A key issue is where Peskotomuhkati people on the U.S. side of the border fit into the picture.

“The relations and the treaty as far as this [First] Nation are concerned are with the entire nation and the Crown, not just people on the Canadian side,” said Peskotomuhkati lead negotiator, Paul Williams.

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