Office of L'nu Affairs: About us

What we do

The Office of L’nu Affairs leads negotiations on Aboriginal and treaty rights with the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia and the federal government. We coordinate consultation between the Government of Nova Scotia and the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia, represent provincial interests in Aboriginal matters and provide policy advice on how to support the social and economic wellbeing of Aboriginal communities.

We also work to increase public awareness and understanding of Aboriginal issues throughout government and the province.


We're responsible for:

  • making sure government identifies and addresses issues related to Aboriginal and treaty rights, including Aboriginal title and Mi’kmaq governance
  • coordinating consultations with the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia and federal government
  • working with Aboriginal communities, partners and federal, provincial and municipal government to help improve Aboriginal and government relations
  • providing treaty education and developing resources to increase awareness of Aboriginal history, culture and current issues

Who we are

The Office of L’nu Affairs has about 18 staff in Halifax.


Our priorities are:

  • leading negotiations with the Government of Canada and the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia
  • helping facilitate conversations between Aboriginal communities, government and partners
  • supporting partnerships and providing funding for programs, projects and organizations that improve social and economic wellbeing of Mi’kmaw communities
  • coordinating and providing policy advice to address issues affecting Aboriginal communities
  • providing advice and support to departments to help improve government and Aboriginal relations
  • working with Aboriginal communities to help improve awareness and understanding of Mi’kmaw and Aboriginal history and culture