• *** A general meeting of the Nova Scotia Wampanoag Council will be held on Tuesday, September 12th, 2023, 7pm at the Barrington Municipal Building (2447 Highway 3, Barrington, NS) in the Multipurpose Room. Please use the right side entrance. MEMBERS ONLY - membership cards are required for entry. ***


  • *** CANCELLED DUE TO WILDFIRE IMPACTS*** Indigenous Peoples Day. There will be a gathering of the Nova Scotia Wampanoag Council and community members on Wednesday, June 21st, 2023 to celebrate Indigenous People's day. We will have cultural displays as well as food and drinks. Location is 2381 Highway 3, Barrington at the Kiack Brook gazebo. Time is 11am to 3pm (WEATHER PERMITTING) *** CANCELLED DUE TO WILDFIRE IMPACTS***


  • A treaty of cooperation and unity between the the Métis Federation of Canada and SWNM was signed on September 13th in Clam Point, Nova Scotia. Visit the pictures page for photos taken at the signing. Marilyn Cunningham, Paul Crowell, and Rick Crowell witnessed Chief Tony Cunningham signing the treaty.
  • The Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal People has released their report called The People Who Own Themselves. The Sou'West Nova Métis Community is included in the report.

  • On 27 March 2012, the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples began a study on issues respecting the legal and political recognition of Métis identity in Canada, including: legal, political and cultural definitions of the Métis; and processes for enumeration and registration of the Métis. Other matters in relation to the broader question of identity, and which may be explored as part of the study, include: the eligibility of the Métis for existing federal programs and services; and the exercise of Métis Aboriginal rights, including those that may be related to lands and harvesting. Sou'West Nova Métis Council lawyer, Daphne Williamson spoke to the committee on behalf of the Sou'West Nova Métis community on November 6th, 2012.

  • Video Link - Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples