The Nova Scotia College of Nursing (NSCN) respectfully acknowledges that we are located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral, unceded and unsurrendered territory of the Mi’kmaq.
We recognize the Mi’kmaq as the past, present, and future caretakers of this land, where the territory and its 13 First Nations are covered by the Treaties of Peace and Friendship, which remain effective today.
NSCN acknowledges the historic and ongoing systemic barriers and injustices caused by colonization and the resulting inequitable treatment of Indigenous peoples in health care. We recognize colonialism has caused significant barriers to access, participation, representation and success within the nursing profession.
Let this acknowledgement serve as a reminder of NSCN’s responsibility and commitment to continuous learning, dismantling ongoing legacies of oppression and inequity, and reconciliation to affect meaningful change in the regulation of the nursing profession.
We are all treaty people.