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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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UNSI Summer Hours

UNSI’s summer hours begin on Monday, June 17, and end on Friday, August 30, 2019. Read More…

UNSI office closure: June 21

All UNSI offices will close early on Thursday, June 20, at 12:00 pm noon, and Read More…

FNLED survey participation prizes!

In participating with the First Nations Labour and Employment Development (FNLED) survey, your name is Read More…

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