Nestled alongside the beautiful Bras d’Or Lake in Eastern Cape Breton Island, Eskasoni First Nation is the largest Mi’kmaq community in the world. Deeply rooted here is our Mi’kmaq culture. We are proud to say that we are home to the largest Mi’kmaq speaking community with close ties to traditional culture and beliefs.

We have made great strides in developing a solid infrastructure on which to grow and prosper including our own community-operated school system from kindergarten to grade 12, supermarket, community rink and cultural centre. We also have a large private-sector base.

The community of Eskasoni has a proud history of supporting its young population with events that promote a healthy and active lifestyle among its 4,359 community members. With a dedication to improving the lives of its future generation, the Eskasoni community strives to be culturally rich and respectful of its ecosystem based on concepts of shared responsibility.

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