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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 49-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.

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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News & Events

Office closure: Victoria Day

All UNSI offices will be closed for Victoria Day holiday on Monday, May 20, 2019. Read More…

Potlotek: Living in Balance

UNSI’s Ann Gottschall will be at the Potlotek Health Centre for the annual Living in Read More…

Office Closures: Easter Holiday

All Union of Nova Scotia Indian offices will close at 11:00 am on Thursday, April Read More…

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