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The Mi'kmaq-Nova Scotia-Canada Tripartite Forum was formed in 1997 as a partnership between the Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq, the Province of Nova Scotia and the Government of Canada, to strengthen relationships and to resolve issues of mutual concern affecting Mi'kmaw communities.

Mission Statement

Committed to working and learning together in partnership, in a manner that respects the needs of Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq.

Vision Statement

Building a foundation for prosperous and vibrant Mi'kmaw communities through partnership, commitment and respect.

Value Statements

We are committed to working in open-minded relationships where all parties strive to reach the organization's vision.

We will work together in good faith to build a strong and healthy Mi'kmaw community that will benefit all Nova Scotians.

We develop our relationships based on mutual trust and respect, where we learn and grow together.

Renewed Strategic Direction

In 2006, the Executive Committee approved a new strategic direction for the Forum. The direction came as a result of a number of meetings and documents compiled over the past few years.

You can read more in the Strategic Direction Document.

The Forum is comprised of the following committee levels:

  • Executive Committee
  • Officials Committee
  • Steering Committee
  • Working Committees

  • Each level has representation from each of the three parties: the Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq, the Province of Nova Scotia and the Government of Canada. All parties agree to work together without prejudice and by consensus to discuss and resolve issues of mutual concern.

    Working Committees
    • Culture and Heritage
    • Economic Development
    • Education
    • Health
    • Justice
    • Social
    • Sport and Recreation

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