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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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News & Events

COMMUNITY ROLL-OUTS: Eastern Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Mental Wellness Team

Come and join the members of UNSI’s NEW Mental Wellness Team and learn about our Read More…

UNSI Board Meeting

The UNSI Board of Directors will now meet on Tuesday, December 19, 2017, starting at Read More…

UNSI Staff meeting

UNSI staff meeting will begin at 2:00 pm at the Delta Marriott Dartmouth on Monday, Read More…

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