Land Acknowledgement

Pjila'si (welcome)!

For more than 13,000 years the Mi’kmaq have called this beautiful land home, enriching Nova Scotia with legends, art, music, spirituality, history, and language. 

Kejimkujik Mi'kmaq Drummer (courtesy Tourism Nova Scotia)

Halifax (Kjipuktuk) is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People. This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Mi’kmaq Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet), and Passamaquoddy Peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1726.

The treaties did not deal with the surrender of lands and resources but in fact, recognized Mi’kmaq and Wəlastəkwiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.

As a part of this friendship, when planning your event in Halifax, Discover Halifax can help connect your group with the people of the Mi'kmaq, or help find authentic, enriching ways, to add their culture to your event.