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The Union of Nova Scotia Indians (UNSI) is a tribal council, created in 1969, to provide a unified political voice for the Mi’kmaq people of Nova Scotia.

Our proud 48-year history dates back to when the federal government introduced the White Paper Policy under then Prime Minister Pierre Elliot Trudeau. Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, UNSI was involved in several landmark legal cases that changed the lives of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq.

Today, UNSI provides its member communities with advocacy, programming, and opportunities. It is also an active planner of the annual Treaty Day celebrations, held every October 1st.

UNSI remembers Kji Saqmaw Ben Sylliboy

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The Marshall Decision
In August of 1993, the authorities arrested Donald Marshall Junior and the Crown prosecuted him on three charges...

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The Union of Nova Scotia Indians (UNSI) hosts Wills and Estates Planning with Mi’kmaw lawyer Tuma Read More…

Calling all Mi’kmaw Artists!

Call for Artists – Logo Design Contest! The Union of Nova Scotia Indians’ Information Governance Read More…

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