Sipekne’katik Band (also known as Shubenacadie Band, or Indian Brook First Nation) consists of six reserves: Indian Brook IR #14, Wallace Hills, Grand Lake, New Ross, Penal and Dodds Lot.
The area and population of Indian Brook IR #14 are often included in the statistics for the Highway 102 Corridor Region.
Indian Brook is Sipekne’katik Band‘s largest reserve and is separate from but located within East Hants. The communities’ economic futures are closely tied, with many residents and businesses of Sipekne’katik working, recreating, and shopping in East Hants communities, especially in the Highway 102 Corridor area of Enfield, Elmsdale, Lantz, Milford, and Shubenacadie.
Sipekne’katik recently purchased the lands surrounding Snides Lake in Shubenacadie, and plans to develop the area around Exit 10. East Hants looks forward to partnering with Sipekne’katik on this and other initiatives for the benefit of both communities.
The low median age (26.7) of Sipekne’katik Band and first nations generally in Nova Scotia is an important strength for the region supplying a youthful workforce in substantially older general population.