Netukulimkewe’l Commission

“The Natural Life Management Authority for the Large Community of Mi’kmaq/Aboriginal Peoples who continue to reside on Traditional Mi’kmaq territory in Nova Scotia undisplaced to Indian Act Reserves”

Our Goal:

A resource management authority for our Community, administering harvest guidelines and processes for harvesting natural life resources throughout the Province of Nova Scotia, adhering to the proclamation and direction of the Mi’kmaq Grand Council pursuant to the Mi’kmaq Netukulimkewe’l Wjit Pe’l Nike’ (Interim Hunting Guidelines). Managing a Community natural life management authority administering the orderly, sustainable and respectful access and use of all natural life resources throughout traditional Mi’kmaq territory in Nova Scotia on the lands and in the waters of Mi’kma’ki.

To keep our Treaty rights, practices and customs for resource access and use strong for us today, for our children and their children in the future by adhering to the Mi’kmaq principle of “Netukulimk”.


The interest of off-reserve Mi’kmaq/Aboriginal Peoples who continue to reside on the traditional homelands of Mi’kma’ki in Nova Scotia, who are designated, registered and confirmed to harvest in accordance with our Community’s harvesting guidelines.

How We Help:

Protect and maintain our Community’s Mi’kmaq harvesting customs, practices, traditions, Treaty rights, Aboriginal rights and other rights to our natural life resources throughout our traditional homelands of Mi’kma’ki in Nova Scotia.

Provide and produce publications towards a better understanding about our Community’s access and use of natural life resources.

Support the development of Regional Netukulimkewe’l Advisory Councils (R.N.A.C.’s) as the vehicle by which our Community harvesters provide advice in the implementation of our Community’s regional harvesting plans.

Advance and implement dispute resolution and restorative justice processes between our Community harvesters and that of non-Aboriginal resource agencies and departments.

Develop and implement Land Based and Aquatic Based natural life harvest plans, guidelines and their administration.

Advance our Community’s greater access and participation within the Commercial Fishing Industry through our Community’s Aboriginal Communal Commercial Fisheries
enterprise – Mime’j Seafoods Limited.

Provide community and partnership reports demonstrating our Community’s credible, accountable and responsible access and use of natural life resources.

For More Information Contact:

Commissioner – Tim Martin
172 Truro Heights Road
P.O. Box 1320, Truro, N.S. B2N 5N2

Direct: 902-895-7050
Toll Free: 1-877-565-1752
Fax: 902-895-8182


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