Indigenous History

Kingston Peninsula Heritage would like to acknowledge the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet) on which we are learning, working, and organizing.

The Wolastoqiyik, often referred to today as the Maliseet, were the Indigenous peoples that occupied the complete St. John River watershed. They called the river Wolastoq meaning "beautiful river", and they were Wolastoqiyik, the people of the beautiful river.

See the following pages for items of interest of Indigenous presence on and around the Kingston Peninsula.