Joseph (Joe B.) Marshall, a member of Eskasoni First Nation, was recognized on November 30th with the highest honour of the Province of Nova Scotia. The Order of Nova Scotia encourages excellence by recognizing Nova Scotians for outstanding contributions or achievements.
Mr. Marshall is the Executive Director and a founding member of the Union of Nova Scotia Indians, a Veteran, respected leader and mentor who has dedicated his life to advocating for the rights of the Mi’kmaq. Since 2004, Mr. Marshall has been Advisor to Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn/Mi’kmaq Rights Initiative, guiding the Mi’kmaq and the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs as they proceed through the negotiation of Aboriginal and treaty rights with the Province of Nova Scotia and the federal government.
The Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs and Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn Negotiation Office would like to congratulate Joe B. on the esteemed recognition of how his dedication and vision will benefit future generations of Mi’kmaq people.