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Introduction to Indigenous Resources

This guide provides access to resources on Indigenous history, communities, and culture in Canada and NS, as well as important government documents. It was developed in consultation with members of the Indigenous community in NS and at NSCC.

Pjila'si (Welcome)

Land Acknowledgement

NSCC acknowledges we are in Mi’kma’ki – the unceded territory and ancestral homeland of the Mi’kmaq Nation. Our relationship is based on a series of Peace and Friendship treaties between the Mi’kmaq Nation and the Crown, dating back to 1725. In Nova Scotia we recognize that We are All Treaty People.


Image:L'nu Mawita'jik
Beadwork designed by Madonna Johnson. Madonna is an artist from Eskasoni, Unamaki. She designed the beadwork on the pins worn by Indigenous graduates at Marconi Campus convocation.

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First Contact, provided by the Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN), is a video series that takes six Canadians on a unique 28-day journey into the lives and society of Indigenous People in Canada. 

Learning from Knowledge Keepers of Mi’kma’ki is Cape Breton University’s free, online, open-access Indigenous course designed to share knowledge and intercultural dialogue.  The course explores the rich history, culture, and wisdom of Indigenous peoples in Mi’kma’ki and across Canada.

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