Treaty of 1752

When the English arrived in Mi’kma’ki, the Mi’kmaq and the Crown signed treaties of peace and friendship so they could live in harmony and peace. Mi’kma’ki is the Mi’kmaq homeland that includes present-day Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, central and eastern New Brunswick, the Gaspe Peninsula and Newfoundland.

The 1752 Treaty showed the Crown’s intentions to make peace, provide trading posts, and protect the land and way of life for the Mi’kmaw people. The Treaty also designated October 1st as the date on which the Mi’kmaw people would receive gifts from the Crown to “renew their friendship and submissions.”

Providing a unified political voice for the Mi’kmaq people of the province of Nova Scotia