Treaty Day

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2023 DateOctober 1, 2023
2024 DateOctober 1, 2024
Treaty Day (Nova Scotia)

Treaty Day History

Treaty Day is a provincial holiday of Nova Scotia which seeks to recognize the treaties between the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq nation and the British Crown in 1752. This day reaffirms the historic presence of the Mi’kmaq people and their nation. It encourages learning more about Nova Scotia’s history and the Mi'kmaq people who lived there for millennia. Celebrations and cultural events are typically held in Halifax.

Treaty Day was established in 1985 by the Supreme Court of Canada. It re-acknowledged the treaty of 1752 and pledged to continue to honor it. It is observed annually on October 1st.

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Treaty Day Facts

  • The Mi’kmaq homeland includes Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, central and eastern New Brunswick, the Gaspe Peninsula, and Newfoundland.
  • There were about 170,000 members of the Mi’kmaq nation living in Canada as of 2020.
  • As of 2015, there are 13 Mi’kmaq nations in Nova Scotia.

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Treaty Day References and Related Sites Treaty Day Treaty of 1752

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