Treaty Day 2019

Treaty Day celebrations are held each October 1 to honour the historic relationship and the important contribution of the Mi’kmaq in Nova Scotia.

Treaty Day marks the beginning of Mi’kmaq History Month in Nova Scotia and 2019 is also the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages.

2019 activities in Halifax included a flag raising ceremony at Government House, a church service at St. Mary’s Basilica, a Veteran’s Parade of Honour, a flag raising ceremony at Grand Parade Square, and a Mi’kmaw gathering feast and awards celebration.

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Church service at St. Mary’s Basilica Premier Stephen McNeil addresses the Mi’kmaw gathering and feast at the Halifax Convention Centre.
2019 Mi’kmaq History Month poster is unveiled by Grand Chief Norman Sylliboy, Mi’kmaq Grand Council, and Lieutenant Governor Arthur J. LeBlanc. Flag raising at Government House, Barrington Street.
Children in the Veterans Parade of Honour arriving at Grand Parade in Halifax for the flag raising. Treaty Day march down Barrington Street to Grand Parade.