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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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Treaty Day Awards!

Submit your Elder and Youth nominations for two special Treaty Day awards!  Details can be Read More…

Office closure: June 21, 2018

UNSI offices are closed on Thursday, June 21, 2018, for National Indigenous Peoples Day.  Offices Read More…

UNSI Summer Hours

Union of Nova Scotia Indians summer hours begin on Monday, June 18, and go to Read More…

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