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About Maliseet

The Maliseet (who call themselves the Wolastoqiyik) are an Algonquian-speaking Aboriginal people of the Wabanaki Confederacy. They are the Indigenous people of the Saint John River valley and its tributaries, in New Brunswick, Quebec, and Maine.

About this Translation

The Gospel of John was translated into Maliceet by the Rev. S. T. Rand, and published by the British and Foreign Bible Society in 1870.

This translation was revised to reflect current orthography, and republished in 2014 by the Canadian Bible Society. It was published in a volume that includes the four heart languages of New Brunswick: Maliseet, Mi’kmaq, English, and French. On June 19, a ceremony to launch this Gospel of John publication was held at the residence of New Brunswick’s Lieutenant Governor Graydon Nicholas, who is himself a member of the Maliseet Tobique First Nation.