The Halifax Regional Municipality honours and recognizes the importance of the Indigenous people (First Nation, Métis, and Inuit) and their cultural contributions to the tapestry of our region.
The municipality recognizes the significant contributions of the Indigenous people and actively work together towards reconciliation and ensuring that our Indigenous members continue to enrich the fabric of the Halifax region.
The Mi’kmaq First Nations were the original people of the Halifax region and remain the predominant Indigenous group in Nova Scotia. The Mi’kmaq have existed here for thousands of years prior to contact with settlers. Today the Mi’kmaw Nation have thirteen First Nations with three communities having reserve lands located in the Halifax region (Acadia, Sipekne’katik, Millbrook). Halifax also has a vibrant Indigenous population that is woven throughout the municipality.