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), archaeology 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, Woodstock First Nation, Kingsclear First Nation, St. Mary’s First Nation and Oromocto First Nation.

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Things We Do

The WNNB staff works 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

Press Releases

June 7, 2019 Press Release opposing GNB's secret lifting of the Fracking Moratorium in Sussex Area

Watch this video to see what WNNB is all about!

Recording of the September 10, 2018 Press Conference with the Wolastoqey Chiefs

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

Our Team

Our team consists of the Board of Directors, Resource Development Consultation Coordinators and staff members.

Shyla O'Donnell- Consultation Director (Gone on maternity leave until November 2019)

(506) 459-6341

Gillian Paul - Interim Consultation Director and Governance & Legal Advisor


Angie Paul- Forestry Advisor


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, email: russletica@madawaskamaliseet.com
Tobique First Nation - Jamie Gorman, email: matewas@gmail.com
Woodstock First Nation - Amanda McIntosh, email: amanda3mcintosh@gmail.com
Kingsclear First Nation - Keyaira Gruben, email: keyairagruben@kingsclear.ca
St. Mary's First Nation - Timothy Plant, email: timothyplant@smfn.ca
Oromocto First Nation - Fred Sabattis, email: tamagun@rogers.com


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