Glooscap First Nation Community

Smudging Bowl

A Thriving Community in the Heart of Annapolis Valley

Situated on 419 acres of land in Bishopville, NS, the Glooscap First Nation is comprised of 350 band members, 70 of whom live directly in the community. This Mi’kmaw community is steeped in tradition, and holds true to its community mission: Maintaining a sustainable community through our people, for our people.

Living According to the Seven Sacred Teachings

The Glooscap First Nation is committed to living in accordance with the Seven Sacred Teachings, which are traditional Mi’kmaw concepts of respect and sharing upon which the community is built. These teachings—which are practiced every day by all members of the Glooscap First Nation—emphasize:

  • Love;
  • Respect;
  • Courage;
  • Honesty;
  • Humility;
  • Truth; and
  • Wisdom.

These teachings are passed down by Elders through every generation, allowing children to experience them first hand through relationships with fellow Glooscap First Nation members.

Striving for Health and Happiness

The Glooscap First Nation is also home to a Health and Healing Centre. The vision of this centre is to honour and respect the community, while providing services to improve health and wellness. Currently, the Health and Healing Centre offers a number of programs and services, including, but not limited to:

  • The Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative (ADI);
  • The Canadian Pre-Natal Program (CPNP);
  • Mental Health Management;
  • Community Health Promotion and Injury/Illness Prevention; and
  • The Mi’kmaw Physical Leadership program.

Building Toward a Brighter Tomorrow

glooscap venturesThe Glooscap First Nation has committed to prosperity for the next generation of band members by placing an importance on culture and language, while also building strong relationships with surrounding communities. The Glooscap First Nation features strong leadership and infrastructure, and is in the midst of a bustling economic development period. To meet this economic boon head on, the Glooscap Ventures Corporation was established in 2014 to manage community businesses on behalf of the chief and council. Currently, the Glooscap First Nation is home to:

  • A variety store;
  • A gas bar;
  • A games room;
  • A seniors centre;
  • A summer day camp;
  • An outdoor pool; and
  • The Glooscap Nature Trail.

Progressive, transparent, and fair, the Glooscap First Nation is proud of the past, and focused on the future. Learn more about the Glooscap First Nation at their website.