WHEN: Starts 8 pm Friday June 15 and runs to Sunday, June 17 until 6 pm
WHERE: Old Reserve on Union St. in Fredericton, (beside the Tim Horton's coffee shop)
WHY: To celebrate Native traditions and culture. All are welcomed.
WHAT: Drumming, dancing (bring your drum, there's a competition)
St. Mary's First Nation is one of six Wolastoqiyik or Maliseet Nations on the Saint John River in Canada. The St. Mary's Band lands comprise two reserves. The Saint Mary's reserve, established in 1867, lies on the northeast bank of the Saint John River, opposite downtown Fredericton. A second, larger reserve, purchased in 1929, lies 3 km north of the St. Mary's reservation. Roughly half the members of the St. Mary's First Nation reside on the reserve lands. The founding of the 1867 Reserve is attributed to Gabriel Acquin, a respected Maliseet hunter, guide and interpreter.