KMKNO Mission Statement

The Mission of Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn Negotiation Office is to address the historic and current imbalances in the relationship between Mi’kmaq and non-Mi’kmaq people in Nova Scotia and secure the basis for an improved quality of Mi’kmaq life. KMKNO will undertake the necessary research, develop consensus positions on identified issues, and create public and community awareness in a manner that supports the ability of the Assembly to fully guide the negotiations and the implementation and exercise of constitutionally protected Mi’kmaq rights. KMKNO is committed to moving forward at a pace determined by the Mi’kmaq themselves, and to balancing individual First Nations autonomy with the collective Mi’kmaq identity, governance and decision making required to re-institute Mi’kmaq ways of operating.