News releases from Aboriginal Affairs (Page 1)

Treaty Day Celebrations

Aboriginal Affairs

Treaty Day celebrations will be held today, Oct. 1 to honour the importance of the treaty relationship and recognize the achievements of Mi'kmaw elders and youth.

Government Employees Kick Off Annual Fundraiser with Harbour Swims

Lands and Forestry / Aboriginal Affairs / Intergovernmental Affairs

Provincial government employees are giving back to their communities and making a splash as they kick off their annual workplace fundraising campaign for United Way with six harbour swims.

New Licence Plate Promotes Nova Scotia’s Mi’kmaw Heritage

Aboriginal Affairs

A new licence plate will recognize the importance of Mi’kmaw heritage and Mi’kmaw youth sport and recreation activities.

Grand Opening of the Wagmatcook Court

Justice / Aboriginal Affairs / Premier's Office

Nova Scotia’s first Aboriginal Wellness and Gladue Court was officially opened and celebrated in Wagmatcook First Nation today, June 21, marking National Indigenous Peoples Day.

Eighth Annual Meeting of the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs and Cabinet

Aboriginal Affairs

The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs and cabinet ministers met in Millbrook First Nation today, Dec. 14, to discuss opportunities and accomplishments related to economic development, education and culture, infrastructure, as well as social and justice matters.

Treaty Day Celebrated

Aboriginal Affairs

The importance of the treaty relationship with the Mi’kmaq and the achievements and leadership of elders and youth were celebrated on Treaty Day, today, Oct. 2.

Nova Scotia Celebrates National Aboriginal Day

Aboriginal Affairs

Nova Scotians can share in the celebration of the rich culture and important contributions of aboriginal people on National Aboriginal Day, Wednesday, June 21.

Cabinet, Mi'kmaq Chiefs Hold Annual Meeting

Aboriginal Affairs

Provincial cabinet ministers and Nova Scotia's Mi'kmaq chiefs met in Halifax today, Nov. 24, to discuss education and culture issues, land and natural resources, as well as social and justice issues.

Treaty Day Celebrated

Aboriginal Affairs

A Treaty Day ceremony today, Oct. 3, honoured the importance of the treaty relationship and the achievements and leadership of Mi'kmaq elders and youth.

National Aboriginal Day Celebrated June 21

Aboriginal Affairs

Nova Scotians will celebrate the rich culture and important contributions of aboriginal people as part of National Aboriginal Day, on Tuesday, June 21.

Premier Responds to Commission Report

Aboriginal Affairs

The final report of the National Truth and Reconciliation Commission was released today, Tuesday, Dec. 15, and Premier Stephen McNeil said Nova Scotia will answer its call to action.

Treaty Education Launched During Treaty Day Celebration

Aboriginal Affairs

Treaty Day took on renewed symbolism today, Oct. 1, as the provincial government and the Mi'kmaq signed an agreement to launch a long-term Treaty Education initiative.

Eskasoni Kicks Off Summer Powwow Season

Aboriginal Affairs

The Eskasoni International Competition Powwow, slated for July 3 to July 5, officially kicks off the summer powwow season in Nova Scotia. Five others are planned during July, August and September.

Cabinet, Mi'kmaq Chiefs Hold Annual Meeting

Aboriginal Affairs

Provincial cabinet ministers and Nova Scotia's Mi'kmaq Chiefs met in Halifax today, May 22, to discuss social and justice issues, education and culture, as well as land and natural resources.

Seminar on Aboriginal Consultation, Environmental Assessment Held

Aboriginal Affairs

The importance of integrating aboriginal consultation into the environmental assessment process is the focus of an all-day seminar today, Oct. 29, in Halifax.

National Aboriginal Women's Summit Being Held at Membertou First Nation

Aboriginal Affairs

Nova Scotia and the Native Women's Association of Canada (NWAC), are hosting the National Aboriginal Women's Summit at Membertou First Nation, Cape Breton Regional Municipality, today, Oct. 20 to Wednesday, Oct. 22.

Treaty Day Celebrated

Aboriginal Affairs

The importance of the treaty relationship and the achievements and leadership of Mi'kmaq elders and youth were honoured in a Treaty Day ceremony today, Oct. 1.

National Aboriginal Day Celebrated June 21

Aboriginal Affairs

Communities across Nova Scotia are celebrating the contributions of aboriginal people as part of National Aboriginal Day on Saturday, June 21.

Province Supports Inquiry Into Missing, Murdered Aboriginal Women

Aboriginal Affairs

Premier Stephen McNeil and the leaders of the Progressive Conservative and New Democratic parties are calling on the federal government to launch a national public inquiry into missing and murdered aboriginal women and girls.

Treaty Day Award Winners Announced

Aboriginal Affairs

The achievements and leadership of Mi'kmaq elders and youth in Nova Scotia were honoured in a Treaty Day ceremony today, Oct. 1.