Native Council of Nova Scotia (N.C.N.S.)

“The Self-Governing Authority for the Large Community of Mi’kmaq/Aboriginal Peoples Residing Off-Reserve in Nova Scotia Throughout Traditional Mi’kmaq Territory”

Our Goal:

To operate and administer a Community organized Aboriginal Peoples Representative Organization with required infrastructures to:

  1. Advocate and represent the interests of our NCNS Community of Mi’kmaq/Aboriginal Peoples who continue to reside on traditional Mi’kmaq Territory in Nova Scotia not displaced to Indian Act reserves;
  2. Influence and interface with all levels of governments as the “voice to the Councils of Governments”;
  3. Develop strong, skilled Aboriginal leadership;
  4. Encourage and assist our Community of Aboriginal Peoples civic participation and inclusion in Canadian society at the National, Provincial and local level;
  5. Develop relationships with government and societal institutions to influence policy, program development and government decision making.


The Mi’kmaq/Aboriginal Peoples of Nova Scotia who continue to reside on the traditional ancestral home lands off-reserve — the NCNS Community of Mi’kmaq/Aboriginal Peoples, enrolled with the NCNS in accordance with the NCNS Citizenship
Enrollment Process.

How We Help:

Advocate for Mi’kmaq/Aboriginal Peoples and work with all levels of government, public and private agencies and industry to improve the social, educational, economic and employment opportunities for our Community of Mi’kmaq/Aboriginal Peoples.

Promote, advance, and foster Aboriginal Rights, Treaty Rights and Aboriginal Title for the benefit of all Mi’kmaq/Aboriginal Peoples of Nova Scotia.

Aid and assist off-reserve Mi’kmaq/Aboriginal Peoples in Nova Scotia to organize Community affiliate Zones for the purpose of advancing their general living conditions.

Develop, negotiate, manage and administer a wide range of programs, services, initiatives, entities, secretariats and directorates to advance the well-being of our Community.

“Going Forward to a Better Future”

For More Information Contact:

N.C.N.S. Chief and President – Grace Conrad
129 Truro Heights Road, P.O. Box 1320,
Truro, N.S. B2N 5N2

Toll Free: 1-800-565-4372
Direct: 902-895-1523
Fax: 902-895-0024


On Thursday July 27, 2017 Chief Grace Conrad will host a Native Council of Nova Scotia Grassroots Presentation at the Digby Superstore in the Community room.
The Grassroots Presentation is an opportunity to learn more about the programs and services the Native Council of Nova Scotia has to offer, and how they can benefit individuals.
Please let zone members or people that you think would benefit from this session know. We look forward to seeing everyone there. These sessions are open to the public as well as Native Council of Nova Scotia Members.
Digby Superstore, Community Room
Thursday July 27 @ 630pm
Refreshments will be provided
Any questions please feel free to contact me by email or via phone.
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129 Truro Heights Road,
P.O. Box 1320,
Truro, N.S.
B2N 5N2

Toll Free: 1-800-565-4372
Direct: 902-895-1523
Fax: 902-895-0024