Noel Knockwood, (1932-2014) a Canadian first nations leader and Mi'kmaq Grand Council member since 1975, was a spiritual leader of the Mi'kmaq People.
He served as Sergeant-at-Arms for the Nova Scotia Legislature from 2000-2005 and was recognised at the 2002 National Aboriginal Achievement Awards for his stewardship of history, culture and spirituality in the native community.
Knockwood also ceremonially lifted the curse from the Angus L. Macdonald Bridge at its opening in 1955, the third bridge to be erected across The Narrows, a strait in Halifax Harbour following the fall of two others previously.
He died of a stroke on 7 April 2014, aged 81.
-  Noel Knockwood, role model for all, article by Dr. Daniel N Paul, C.M., O.N.S., Hon.D.Litt.
- Noel R. Knockwood, BA. ~ Mi'kmaq, National Aboriginal Veterans Association - Ontario Region.
- National Aboriginal Achievement Award Recipients, National Aboriginal Achievement Foundation.