The Confederacy of Mainland Mi'kmaq Break Ground

HALIFAX, NS – September 7, 2021 – Lindsay Construction, in partnership with The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq, Millbrook First Nation, today broke ground on the site of a new three-storey office building.

The project is a new venture between the CMM and Millbrook First Nation. The 40,000 square foot building is scheduled for completion in Fall 2022 and will house all of CMM’s almost 150 staff.

The building was designed by Architecture 49 and will feature and open and airy reception and lobby, a series of meeting rooms of varying sizes, a kitchen, a lunchroom, executive offices and a lounge.

The CMM works as a tribal council to provide programs and services to its eight Mi’kmaq member communities, located on the mainland of Nova Scotia. The CMM offers an array of services including health, legal, membership to science research, and elders advisory.

The CMM was incorporated in 1986 as a not-for-profit organization under the Societies Act of Nova Scotia. It began as a team of two staff members and thirty-five years later, the organization is now supported by more than a hundred and twenty employees.

Bob Gloade, Chief of Millbrook First Nation comments, “Our organization was established to proactively promote and assist Mi’kmaw communities’ initiatives toward self-determination. It is a proud day to know that work is beginning on this building which will serve as a hub where people can access the services and resources they need to enhance our communities.”

Executive Director Dr. Donald M. Julien adds, “This new building will allow our organization to continue to provide our communities with the program services they have come to associate with The Confederacy for the next seven generations.”

Departments of the CMM include:

  • Department Aquatic Resources and Fisheries Management
  • Department of Health and Social Services
  • Department of Environment and Social Services
  • Department of Governance
  • Department of Community Services and Infrastructure
  • Department of Common Service

Cory Bell, President and CEO, Lindsay Construction comments, “It’s a privilege for us to collaborate with Chief Gloade and Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq on this venture. This is an important new piece of infrastructure for the community and a testament to the leadership and impact of the organization.”

About Lindsay Construction

As an Atlantic Canadian-owned organization with 62 years of industry experience, Lindsay Construction Limited is an industry-leading Building Partner. They provide integrated construction services through a collaborative approach, enabling them to become an extension of their clients’ management team.

They bring value, integrity, and experience to every job – and their reputation is a testament to how their 500 employees live this each and every day. With a leadership team widely regarded for their commitment to philanthropy, community, and contribution to the economic growth of Atlantic Canada, Lindsay Construction is committed to the people and region they help shape, ensuring that each of their projects is a positive contribution to the local community.

About The Confederacy of Mainland Mi’kmaq

The CMM is a Tribal Council incorporated in 1986 as a not-for-profit organization under the Societies Act of Nova Scotia. Starting with a team of two staff members, almost thirty years later the organization is supported by more than a hundred employees. From its main office located in the Millbrook First Nation, The CMM delivers a variety of community programs and advisory services to first nations communities in Nova Scotia. The staff consists of a team of professional First Nations experts who bring unique Mi’kmaw perspectives to current issues.


For further information, please contact:

Caitlyn Hamblin
Lindsay Construction
(902) 468-5000

Rebecca Page-MacDonald
Communications Manager, The CMM
(902) 895-6385