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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.

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Treaty Day 2018

Treaty Day poster 2018

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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.

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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.

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