Wolastoqey Nation
in New Brunswick

We strive to provide technical advice to Wolastoqey leadership and Resource Development Consultation Coordinators (RDCCs) in resource development consultation matters that relate to the implementation and exercise of Wolastoqey constitutionally protected rights. WNNB aspires to protect and promote traditional lands, ceremony, cultural practices, and language.

Consultation matters reviewed by WNNB include those issues that may affect land and natural resources (e.g., water, fish, wildlife, trees, plants, wetlands, minerals), archeology and commercial interests relating to natural resources (e.g., forestry and commercial fisheries).

The Maliseet Nation in New Brunswick (MNNB) received its Certificate of Incorporation in April 2017 and changed its name to Wolastoqey Nation in New Brunswick (WNNB) in July 2017. WNNB consists of Madawaska Maliseet First Nation, Tobique First Nation, Kingsclear First Nation, St. Mary’s First Nation and Oromocto First Nation.

Things We Do

The WNNB staff is always working hard to serve our member community's best interests.
Some of the project we are working on include:

  • Forestry
  • Strategic Rights Plan
  • Fisheries
  • Climate Change
  • Environmental Reviews
  • Traditional Land Use Studies

Wondering what the Strategic Rights Plan is all about? Watch this video, and feel free to share!

Watch this video for a up-to-date timeline on the Sission project.

Our Team

Shyla O'Donnell- Consultation Director


Angie Paul- Forestry Advisor


Deana Sappier- Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) Coordinator


Sandra Polchies- Finance/HR


Dr. Colin Curry- Fisheries Biologist


Dr. Jason Hall- Ethnohistorian


Thomas Herbreteau- GIS Technician


Resource Development
Consultation Coordinators (RDCC)

Madawaska Maliseet First Nation- Russ Letica
Tobique First Nation- Jamie Gorman
Woodstock First Nation- Amanda McIntosh
Kingsclear First Nation- Natasha Sacobie
St. Mary's First Nation- Timothy Plant
Oromocto First Nation- Fred Sabattis,
Assistant RDCC- Zeke Crofton-MacDonald


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