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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

Way of the Warrior

Join the UNSI Mental Wellness Team on July 9 and 10, starting at 5:30 pm, Read More…

UNSI turns 50!

Join us for a special open house from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm on Thursday, Read More…

Office Closure: July 1, 2019

All Union of Nova Scotia Offices are closed on Monday, June 1, 2019, for Canada Read More…

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