***The Annual Meeting of the Nova Scotia Wampanoag Council will be held March 22nd, 2023. Time is 7:00pm at the Barrington Municipal Building (2447 Highway 3, Barrington, NS) in the Multipurpose Room. Use the right side entrance. We will be looking for individuals to fill the positions of Stump Chief, Secretary, Captain of the Catch, and two Councilor positions.***

  • 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