Miawpukek is the traditional Mi'kmaw name for our community. ''Miawpukek'' is used as the name of the community in most documents produced by Miawpukek First Nation Government. Documents produced elsewhere most often uses ''Conne River''. The name means ''Middle River''.
Miawpukek became a permanent community sometime around 1822. Before 1822 it was one of many semi-permanent camping sites used by our people who were at the time still nomadic and traveling throughout our Mi'kmaq Domain of Newfoundland, Labrador, Quebec, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and Maine.