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Native American Tribes of Nova Scotia

This is an index to the Native American language and cultural information on our website pertaining to Nova Scotia Indian tribes. Some pages contain more information than others. If you belong to an indigenous tribe from Nova Scotia that is not currently listed on this page and you would like to see it here, please contact us about how to contribute information to our site.

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The original inhabitants of the area that is now Nova Scotia included:

The Mi'kmaq

Federally recognized First Nations in Nova Scotia today include:

Chapel Island First Nation (Micmac)
PO Box 538
Chapel Island, Nova Scotia B0E 3B0

Eskasoni First Nation (Micmac)
PO Box 7040
Eskasoni, Nova Scotia B1W 1A1

Membertou First Nation (Micmac)
111 Membertou St
Sydney, Nova Scotia B1S 2M9

Millbrook First Nation (Micmac)
PO Box 634
Truro, Nova Scotia B2N 5E5

Recommended books about Nova Scotia Native Americans:

*Glous'gap Stories of the Micmac Indians: Collection of traditional Glooscap stories retold by a Mi'kmaq author and illustrator.
*The Mi'kmaq Anthology: Collection of cultural writings by the Mi'kmaq people of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland.
*We Were Not the Savages: A Mi'kmaq Perspective: Colonial history from the Micmac oral tradition.

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Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in Nova Scotia province:

Union of Nova Scotia Indians: Representing the Acadia, Chapel Island, Eskasoni, Membertou, Shubenacadie, Wagmatcook, and Waycobah Mikmaqs of Nova Scotia.
Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq: Representing the Afton, Annapolis Valley, Bear River, Glooscap, Millbrook and Pictou Landing Mikmaqs of Nova Scotia.
Native Council of Nova Scotia: Providing services to Nova Scotia Indian families living off-reserve.

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