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 – Lorraine Augustine
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

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