Our voices shall be heard
The Kitpu First Nation Mi'kmaq community was formed in 2004 to fill the void created by the lack of representation
by leaders that did not represent the best interests of our people. It is a coming together of a people divided and
a people who were abandoned. Our people want and deserve honest, transparent and honourable leaders that will fight for
the interests of all our people.
Pjila'si (pronounced: ęp·chi·laa·si)
Since ancient times our people migrated back and forth to this area. We were here long before the Europeans invaded our
shores. In 1497, in reaching Taqamkuk (pronounced tah-hum-gook and is our name for Newfoundland), Giovanni Caboto recorded
that the land they had discovered was already inhabited by people. It was the Beothuk and Mi'kmaq who were well established
here. Caboto was responsible for the various coastal names we know today.