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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

Wills & Estates: Legal Information Session (Dartmouth)

LEGAL INFORMATION SESSION with Mi’kmaq lawyer, Tuma Young, hosted by the Union of Nova Scotia Read More…

Office closure: Labour Day

All Union of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq offices are closed on Monday, September 2, 2019, for Read More…

Doug Brown on CBC Radio!

Executive Director Doug Brown spoke with CBC’s Information Morning about our recent name change.  You Read More…

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