Nova Scotia First Nations

The Nova Scotia First Nations settlement patterns were largely governed by the rhythm of the changing seasons. Unlike some of their southern neighbours, their society was not based on agriculture; they hunted, fished and gathered their food.

The Mi'kmaq

When the Mi'kmaq first encountered Europeans in the 16th and 17th centuries, their territory stretched from the southern portions of the Gaspe peninsula eastward to most of modern-day New Brunswick, and all of Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island.

This area was divided into seven smaller territories loosely united by a common language, kinship and political alliances.

A

B

  • Bear River First Nation

C

  • Chapel Island First Nation

E

  • Eskasoni First Nation

G

  • Glooscap First Nation

I

  • Indian Brook First Nation

M

  • Membertou First Nation
  • Millbrook First Nation

P

  • Paq'tnkek First Nation
  • Pictou Landing First Nation

W

  • Wagmatcook First Nation
  • We'koqma'q First Nation


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