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Gladue Report and Aftercare Program

Victim Support Services

Mi’kmaw Court Worker Program
Mi’kmaw Court Worker Program

Bail Verification and Supervision Program

Indigenous Youth Justice Project

Mi’kmaq Customary Law Program
Mi’kmaq Customary Law Program

Success Stories

A young Mi'kmaw man turned his life around after he was connected to a Mi’kmaw Customary Law program led by a community of Mi'kmaw elders and supports. Alexa MacLean brings us an in-depth look at how the Mi'kmaw community partners with the justice system to promote healing for those who've lost their way – Jan 27, 2022

When a young Mi’kmaw man entered a community circle focused on healing the root causes of pain that led him to encounter legal troubles, one of his caseworkers knew he was on the path to turning his life around.

“He was able to become an advocate, he was able to become on-call, he began his volunteer work, and supporting people with addictions, and it was admirable,” said Mindy Gallant-Zwicker, a customary law program worker with the Mi’kmaw Legal Support Network (MLSN).

With help from MLSN, Landon Morton said he was able to confront and clear his criminal record. Read full article here.


The Mi'kmaw Legal Support Network is a community-based organization that provides legal support to Mi'kmaq/Indigenous people in Nova Scotia who are involved with the criminal justice system.

The Mi'kmaw Legal Support Network can assist with a wide range of legal issues in the criminal justice system, including but not limited to the accused. We help victims of crime too.

The Mi'kmaw Legal Support Network provides assistance to any Mi'kmaq/Indigenous person who is involved with the criminal justice system in Nova Scotia.

No, all services provided by the Mi'kmaw Legal Support Network are free of charge.

Yes, all services provided by the Mi'kmaw Legal Support Network are confidential. Our staff are trained in the importance of confidentiality and sign agreements based on this upon hire. Your privacy is of the utmost importance to us.

Any Mi’kmaq/Indigenous person involved with the criminal justice system can receive services as an accused or a victim. MLSN staff can assist a person to apply for Nova Scotia Legal Aid. You can apply for Nova Scotia Legal aid here. Nova Scotia Legal Aid Online Application Form | Nova Scotia Legal Aid (nslegalaid.ca)

The Mi'kmaw Legal Support Network does not provide legal advice. We can connect you with lawyers who have experience working with Mi’kmaq/Indigenous clients.

Yes! If you are an indigenous person and have a criminal court matter in Nova Scotia, we can help you. Get in touch with us by clicking on the link below “Reach Out to Us”.

No, the Mi'kmaw Legal Support Network is an independent, community-based organization. We are not affiliated with any government organization.


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Office Locations

Cape Breton Office

29 Medicine Trail Eskasoni, Nova Scotia B1W 1G4

902-379-2042 , 1-877-379-2042

Millbrook Office

803 Willow Street Millbrook, Nova Scotia B2N 6N8


Dartmouth Office

15 Alderney Drive, Suite 1 Dartmouth, Nova Scotia B2Y 2N2


Kentville Office

495 Main Street, Unit 201 Kentville, Nova Scotia B4N 3W5