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

Satellite Offices

235 Charlotte Street, Unit 1
Sydney, N.S. B1P 1C4
Tel: 902-567-1240
Fax: 902-564-1123

180 White Point Road
PO Box 2028
Liverpool, N.S. B0T1K0
Tel: 902-354-2751
Fax: 902354-2757


140 Thorne Ave, Unit C
Dartmouth, N.S. B3B 1Z2
Tel: 902-405-4730
Fax: 902-405-4731

Digby Resource Center
1 Birch Street
Digby, N.S. B0V 1A0

Coldbrook Outreach
11 Opportunity Lane
Coldbrook, N.S. B4R 1B9

Head Office

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