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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

Office Closures: Easter Holiday

All Union of Nova Scotia Indian offices will close at 11:00 am on Thursday, April Read More…

Important Jordan’s Principle Notice!

It has come to the Union of Nova Scotia Indians’ attention that an organization, Arden Read More…

Office closure: Staff PD Day

All Union of Nova Scotia Indian offices are closed on Thursday, March 21, 2019, as Read More…

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