The Mi'kmaq - Nova Scotia - Canada Tripartite Forum was established on July 2, 1997. Through the Tripartite Forum, the Mi'kmaq, Nova Scotia and Canada engage in nation-to-nation discussions designed to implement the Mi'kmaq Nation's right to self-determination.
The Forum is comprised of the following committee levels - Executive, Officials, Steering and Working Committees. Each level has representation from each of the three parties: the Nova Scotia Mi'kmaq, the Province of Nova Scotia and the Government of Canada. All parties agree to work together without prejudice and by consensus to discuss and resolve issues of mutual concern.