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Mi’kmaq First Nations expand Aboriginal title claim to include almost all of N.B. – CBC

by ahnationtalk on February 16, 202394 Views

Feb 15, 2023

Claim expands on 2016 Elsipogtog claim that covered a third of province

Mi’kmaw communities in New Brunswick are once again asserting Aboriginal title to land in the province — and it’s a lot more land than in the previous claim.

In fact, according to a map released on Wednesday, the most recent claim covers nearly all of the province and even extends into offshore water.

Together with a previously made Wolastoqey claim, the entire province now falls under title claim, according to a government spokesperson.

Eight Mi’kmaw communities in New Brunswick represented by Mi’gmawe’l Tplu’taqnn Inc. “are formally asserting title to lands and waters in New Brunswick,” according to a news release from MTI on Wednesday.

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