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.
Beadwork designed by Madonna Johnson. Madonna is an artist from Eskasoni, Unama'ki. She designed the beadwork on the pins worn by Indigenous graduates at Marconi Campus convocation.
Since 2015, the province of Nova Scotia has acknowledged
The 2023 honouree is Elder Rita Joe, a member of the We’koqma’q
To learn more about Elder Rita Joe and read her poem "I Lost My Talk"
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.
Indigenous Canada is a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) from the University of Alberta Faculty of Native Studies that explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. From an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations.
Decolonization Learning Journey is a 4-part webinar series hosted by the Community Sector Council of Nova Scotia, in partnership with CBU Unama'ki College. It was designed as a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. These sessions are presented by Mi'kmaq Elders and knowledge sharers and are designed to enhance personal reflection and to begin to open a dialogue on how to implement change in organizations.
In order to support NSCC students, staff and faculty teaching and learning from home, the majority of the resources listed here are electronic. These include e-books, articles, videos and websites. You can use NSCC Libraries' e-resources off-site by logging in with your w# and password (the same login information you use for your NSCC email). Please see the eBook Guide for help viewing and borrowing eBooks.