Welcome to Sipekne’katik First Nation (Indian Brook), which in Mi’kmaq means, “where the wild potatoes grow.”

Sipekne’katik First Nation is a community rooted in the traditions and history of our ancestors and we take pride in our Mi’kmaq culture, language and way of life. Sipekne’katik First Nation is one of 13 First Nations located in Nova Scotia and is the second largest Mi’kmaq band in Nova Scotia. Sipekne’katik First Nation includes the communities of Indian Brook (IR #14), New Ross, Pennal, Dodd’s Lot, Wallace Hills and Grand Lake.

Sipekne’katik First Nation is a vibrant, growing, and close-knit community of 2,588 band members, with approximately 1244 members residing in the community and 1344 members residing out of the community. Located in Hants County, Nova Scotia near Shubencadie, Nova Scotia, the land area of Sipekne’katik First Nation spans 12.13 sq. km. Sipekne’katik is conveniently located a short distance of 68 km from Kijipuktuk (Halifax, Nova Scotia) and 28.8 km southwest of Truro, Nova Scotia.


Focus on your well-being with help from local professionals. Overall heath, dental, social development and classes for parents.


Learn about our school, L’nu Sipuk Kina’Muokuom, applying for post-secondary and what courses are available.

Social Development

Utility and heating programs, home maintenance programs and basic living allowance information can be found here.


The latest news, updates and notices for our community! You can also find important information and a full directory!