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. The 41-year history of the UNSI dates back to when the federal government introduced the White Paper Policy under then Prime Minister, Pierre Elliot Trudeau, through the 1980s' and 1990's and several landmark legal cases, that have changed the lives of the Mi'kmaq in this province.

Today, the UNSI provides its' member communities with advocacy, programming, and opportunity, and is an active planner of the annual Treaty Day celebrations on October 1st of every year.


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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New President for Atlantic Region Aboriginal Land Associations ( ARALA) beginning January 2015 to December 2015

At therecent ARALA meeting in Saint John, New Brunswick, on October 28, 29, 30th, Read More

Matromial Real Property Act

 Keynote Address Matrimonial Real Property on Reserve - Teresa Edwards.pdf

Family Homes Act (Overview)

/Family Homes ActAn Overview - Chris Angeconeb.pdf

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