Treaty Day (Nova Scotia)

Treaty Day Quick Facts

2021 DateOctober 1, 2021
2022 DateOctober 1, 2022
Treaty Day (Nova Scotia)

Treaty Day History

Treaty Day is a provincial holiday of Nova Scotia which seeks to recognize the treaty between the Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq nation and the Crown in 1752. This day reaffirms the historic presence of the Mi’kmaq people and their nation.

In 1985, the Supreme Court of Canada further acknowledged the treaty of 1752 and pledged to continue to honor it. Treaty Day was a result of this and was proclaimed a day of acknowledgement in 1989 by the Grand Chief, Donald Marshall Sr. Treaty Day is observed annually on October 1st.

Treaty Day References and Related Sites

mikmaqhistorymonth.ca: Treaty Day

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