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 (măl′ə-sēt′) or Mal·e·cite (-sīt′)
n. pl. Maliseet or Mal·i·seets or Malecite or Mal·e·cites
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting the St. John River valley in New Brunswick and northeast Maine. The Maliseet helped form the Abenaki confederacy in the mid-1700s.
2. The Algonquian language of the Maliseet.

[From Mi'kmaq malisiit, one who speaks an incomprehensible language.]


1. (Peoples) a member of a Native Canadian people of New Brunswick and E Quebec
2. (Languages) the Algonquian language of this people
[from Micmac malisiit one speaking an incomprehensible language]
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Her rights under the Canadian Bill of Rights, as well as international human rights agreements, were denied by provisions in the Indian Act, including her right to return to her Maliseet community and culture.
Isabelle is a young Aboriginal nurse from Madawaska Maliseet First Nation in New Brunswick.
Senators Susan Collins and Angus King announced today that the Aroostook Band of Micmacs, the Houlton Band of Maliseet Indians, the Penobscot Indian Nation, the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Pleasant Point Reservation, and the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Indian Township received a total of $2,302,764 through the U.
Bill 10, An Act to Amend the Education Act, introduced by Green Party Leader David Coon, mandates that the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development must approve programs and services which respond to the unique needs of Mi'kmaq and Maliseet children and foster an understanding of aboriginal history and culture among all pupils.
Tribal groups such as the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois), Mi'kmaq, Maliseet (Wolastoqiyik), and Penobscot (Penawahpskewi) had indigenous traditions of petroglyphic and incised bark designs that vaguely resemble multi-petal flowers.
According to Michel Lagace, president of EEBSL, The authorization of the Nicolas-Riou project is the culmination of a process initiated in 2008 by the Regional Conference of Elected Representatives of Bas-St-Laurent, who were looking for new financial resources for our eight RCMs, along with the Viger Maliseet First Nation.
Mitchell says that a student is also eligible if a parent or grandparent has been enrolled in one of the four Maine tribes: the Penobscot, Passamaquoddy, Micmac and Maliseet.
The 2004 New Brunswick commission proposed creating a non-contiguous riding incorporating all of the province's Indigenous population, mainly composed of the Mi'kmaq and Maliseet.
Nolan, a 26-year-old Ojibwe/ Maliseet forward, is a fifth-year pro.
The route of those early French couriers was one that had been long established by the Mi'kmaq and the Maliseet.
Their mission was to establish colonies for France in the territories of the Mi'kmaq, Maliseet, Abenaki and Passamaquoddy (8) Denys' writings depict the time of early, but sustained, European incursions and settlement into long occupied Indigenous territories.