Aboriginal Affairs and Life of Native People in Moncton
Welcome to the Aboriginal Affairs section of Moncton.Net. We have compiled a variety of information about life, traditions and culture fo the Native People in and around Moncton.
The closest aboriginal community to Moncton is Mi'kmaq Nation at Fort Folly near Dorchester, NB.
According to archaeological investigations, people are known to have been living in the Maritime region of Canada for at least 10,600 years. No doubt there were people here earlier than that, but no physical traces of their presence has yet been found.
Mactaquac, Nashwaak, Quispamsis, Kouchibouguac, Restigouche, Abegweit, Pictou, Kejimkujik - Maliseet and Micmac place-names are what most non-Native Maritimers know of the languages that were spoken here when the first Europeans arrived. Their meanings are a record of what the original inhabitants of the land found significant.
Moncton.Net has created a special message board dedicated to the First People. Click and discuss anything you feel appropriate for this message board!