Waycobah First Nation

Community Type :

First Nation

Province :

Nova Scotia

Closest Service Center:

Port Hawkesbury

On Reserve Population:


Total Population:


The Current Chief:

Chief Annie Daisley Bernard

The # of Councilors:

9 councilors

Band Number:




Tribal Council Affiliation:

Union of Nova Scotia Indians

Mailing address:
Postal Code:

B0E 3M0





About Community

The community of We’koqma’q First Nation is approximately forty-four (44) kilometers north of the Canso Causeway and one-hundred and fifteen (115) kilometers south of Industrial Cape Breton. It is bordered by the Bras D’or Lake and a mountainous range known as Skye Mountain. We’koqma’q itself is comprised of 828.5 hectares of land. The Mi’kmaq were the first peoples to populate the shores of the lake. The area is rich in hunting and fishing grounds the landscape is tranquil and picturesque

Chief Annie Daisley Bernard's Message

We’koqma’q First Nation is a progressive community on the rise. For the past decade, Chief and Council, along with the management team, have been focused on building a self-sustaining economy for their community members. A diverse portfolio of enterprises has resulted in significant and strategic investments in community infrastructure and hundreds of sustainable employment opportunities for community members and beyond.

Community Mandate

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Economic Priorities

Throughout this last decade of change, We’koqma’q Chief and Council have prioritized the economic, social and health needs of their community but have also invested in building strong relationships outside of the community in terms of business, recreation, and education opportunities to further enhance the quality of life and create optimal opportunities for all of their community members.

Community Assets

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Current Developments

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