With the introduction of the Mi'kmaq-Nova Scotia-Canada Tripartite Forum, the Made-in-Nova Scotia Process and our coordinating role in consultation efforts with the Mi'kmaq of Nova Scotia, we are on the road to developing a new relationship, one based on partnership, respect and mutual understanding.
Mi'kmaq, Province Generating Clean Energy, New Jobs
Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq and the province are working together to protect the environment, grow the economy and create new jobs through renewable energy.
These partners came together with other leaders in renewable energy on Wednesday, Nov. 21, to explore ways to seize opportunities from emerging Mi'kmaq expertise. Participants also learned about requirements and best practices for the duty to consult with Aboriginal peoples about activities that could impact their rights.
Canonization of Kateri Tekakwitha
Known as the ‘Lily of the Mohawks’, Kateri Tekakwitha, will be canonized on October 21 in Rome, becoming North America's first aboriginal saint. Thirty-seven pilgrims from Nova Scotia, representing local communities, parishes and the Archdiocese of Halifax-Yarmouth, will attend the canonization.
Treaty Day October 1, 2012
During Treaty Day celebrations, Premier Darrell Dexter highlighted collaborative projects that are supporting development and preparing Mi'kmaq workers to meet the demands of growing industries.
Click the image below to view this year's Treaty Day Poster.
Mi'kmaq History Month 2012