The St. John River Valley Tribal Council (SJRVTC) was established in 1988 to provide advisory services for band governance, finance, community development, economic development and technical services to its member communities. In addition to advisory services we assist our member communities in programming, employment and training, and governmental negotiations at the direction of our Board of Directors. Our member communities, the Maliseet First Nations of Madawaska Maliseet First Nation, Woodstock First Nation, St. Mary’s First Nation, and Oromocto First Nation are located within the traditional Maliseet territory in what is now known as New Brunswick.
Our Mandate and Mission
The mandate of the SJRVTC is to assist our member communities to gain access to services and/or programs in the federal, provincial, and private sectors. We also assist, support, and promote the educational, cultural, and social needs of our member communities. In fulfilling our mandate we
Promote justice, equity, and the rights and freedoms of member First Nations as they pursue self-determination;
Promote the recognition and implementation of Aboriginal and Treaty rights;
Identify and promote programs that are beneficial to the socioeconomic development of our member First Nations;
Support and promote a favourable settlement of all outstanding claims and disputes;
Promote cultural awareness of our member First Nations and their membership;
Promote, establish, and maintain harmonious relationships with governments and the private sector to advance the interests of our member First Nations;
Operate and administer programs on behalf of our member First Nations, and;
Carry out other duties as may be required by our member First Nations.