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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.

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

Developing Business Plans & Funding Proposals Workshop

The Union of Nova Scotia Indians is hosting a Developing Business Plans and Funding Proposals Read More…

After 150 Sacred Fire in We’koqma’q

Dear We’koqma’q community members, In December 2017, the Union of Nova Scotia Indians Board of Read More…

Elder chosen to attend RHS conference!

The IDGP team has selected a successful candidate for attending the RHS 20th Anniversary Conference Read More…

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