This First Nations tribal map represents the original pre-contact homelands of the hundreds of Tribal Nations that existed across what is now Nova Scotia. Most of the names shown here are the indigenous autonyms that tribes use for themselves. In some cases where the original First Nations tribal name was never recorded, other common names are used. Many First Nations tribes did not survive the invasion by Europeans, yet this map serves as a visual reminder of their memory. This is the first time for many of these First Nations tribes to ever have a place on a map. This is dedicated to all of the Tribal Nations across this land. May it instill pride in Indigenous Peoples and Native Peoples and teach the non-Native public about our First Nations history.