by Crystal Dorey, Communications Officer, KMKNO

Park Pass. Photo by Crystal Dorey.

In May 2012, the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs signed an interim arrangement with Parks Canada to grant the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia free entry to Kejimkujik National Park/National Historic Site, Cape Breton Highlands National Park and the Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site.

The arrangement is a positive step forward in the relationship between the Mi’kmaq and Parks Canada. “The Mi’kmaq have always had strong connections to the lands throughout Nova Scotia,” said Chief Gerard Julian, Co-Chair of the Assembly. “Gaining free access to these parks and important lands is a significant step for our people and as we move forward in our government to government relationship.”

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