The objectives of the Union of Nova Scotia Indians are to:

  • Promote the welfare and well-being of the Indians of Nova Scotia;
  • Improve the economic and social conditions of the Indians of Nova Scotia;
  • Promote the rights of Indian people, to inform Indians of their rights and to assist Indians of Nova Scotia in their enforcement of their rights;
  • Promote discussion of Indian problems;
  • Seek to promote a better understanding between Indians and other people;
  • Initiate and carry out programs for the advancement of Indian people;
  • Cooperate with governmental and private agencies for the promoting of the interests of Indian people;
  • Do all such things as are incidental or conductive to the attainment of the above objectives.


Douglas Brown, Executive Director


UNSI has a long history of advocating and litigating for Aboriginal and treaty rights, and now adds focus on providing innovative governance capacity services to member bands.

UNSI’s works to provide member bands with modern governance knowledge and best practices.  Our goal is that each community can further shape these governance templates and concepts towards their own unique needs.

It is exciting and fast moving times for the Union of Nova Scotia Indians and I am up to the challenges ahead ,and have complete faith that UNSI staff, and myself, are up to the task.

Wela’lio’q, and thank you.  If you have any questions, comments, concerns or recommendations for UNSI, or the website, please contact us at any time.

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