At the foothills of Skye Mountain lies We’koqma’q First Nation. Seen from above, the landscape shows valley grooves connecting to the Bras d’Or Lake, Canada’s largest inland sea. Eagles soar high above the trees, getting ready to make a catch in the nearby waters.
We’koqma’q is a rapidly growing Mi’kmaw community. Economic and social development remains a priority as Chief and Council work to enhance our natural attributes. The community has worked hard on promoting our culture and traditions through the Sky River Trail. Our residents show great pride in their culture and tradition. Just past the Skye River Trail is Irving’s, a newly renovated convenience store and gas bar located along Highway 125. The business is 100% owned by the Band. Irving’s offers a variety of products and services including grocery items. Next to Irving’s in the same area is the newly developed partnership with Tim Horton’s. Among other new partnerships and business ventures, our Fish Hatchery and Fish Plant have expanded and have also developed new partnerships.
Our youth have opportunities to be on all types of team sports and participate in the new youth program called Youth Eagle Program. The youth program meets once a week to discuss new ideas for the community then begin to bring them to life. Our goal is to keep the youth active and have a healthy lifestyle.
Education is an important part of life in We’koqma’q. Our elementary and secondary schools are unique as they provide students the opportunity to learn curriculum based in the Mi’kmaq language and culture. Our daycare facility, connected to the Band Administration complex, is one of the most widely recognized Mi’kmaq daycare centres in Nova Scotia. It provides an essential service for working parents with children being cared for by members of the community. The administration building is one of most beautiful Band administration buildings in all of Atlantic Canada. Our facility provides a wide variety of services such as social administration, finance, communications, and housing authority.
We’koqma’q First Nation welcomes you to the 2019 Nova Scotia Mi’kmaw Summer Games!