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 References and Related Siteswww.unsm.org: Treaty Day mikmaqhistorymonth.ca: Treaty of 1752