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

Our proud 50-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, UNSM was involved in several landmark legal cases that changed the lives of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq.

Today, UNSM 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

Elder Teachings: Smudge

All are welcome to join the UNSM Mental Wellness team on Friday, December 13, at Read More…

UNSM Christmas Vacation

All Union of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq offices will close for Christmas Vacation on Monday, December Read More…

December CPAC sessions

All community members are invited to join the UNSM Mi’kmaq Cancer Care Strategy team to Read More…

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