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Nikani Awtiken 2016

Nikani Awtiken 2016

August 25, 2016

This year’s Nikani Awtiken summer camp for youth was a great success. The 23 participants did everything from surveying tree plantings in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park to building a sweat lodge. Add a generous helping of story-telling, first aid and boating safety training, making drums, bonfires and a generous amount of socializing, and you’ll … Read More

Lisa on Two-Eyed Seeing

Lisa on Two-Eyed Seeing

August 23, 2016

At UINR we practice Two-Eyed-Seeing in all of our work and it’s easy for us to lose sight of the fact that many people don’t understand the concept. Etuaptmumk, or Two-Eyed-Seeing, was introduced by our Elder Advisor Albert Marshall over a decade ago and draws on both Mi’kmaw and Western knowledge. With one eye, we … Read More

UINR and Ocean Tracking Network

UINR and Ocean Tracking Network

August 23, 2016

The Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) is a global research, technology development, and partnership platform headquartered at Dalhousie University. UINR has been working with OTN helping to insert electronic tags that track the movement of Atlantic Salmon in and out of the Bras d’Or Lakes. This spring they were able to insert tags in salmon smolt … Read More

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17 years ago on Sep 17 1999 Donald Marshall Jr. was acquitted on charges for catching eels–-Mi’kmaw rights milestone https://t.co/wstnm1V8NA
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DFO's Louise de Mestral joined UINR's Angela Denny, Shelley Denny, & Emma Garden electrofishing salmon fry and parr. https://t.co/gb7h59HmgX
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Check out some photos from our Nikani Awtiken Youth Camp. #NikaniAwtiken2016 https://t.co/mgnMsKlDCo https://t.co/DdVyfqvIts
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Today UINR met with Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change. https://t.co/JveoflU10s
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Noon Tue., Aug. 9, all travel and activities within Crown Lands woods in Nova Scotia is restricted to prevent fires. https://t.co/xDqghZ9w02
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Seventeen years ago today, on September 17, 1999, Donald Marshall Jr. was acquitted on three charges against him for catching eels. The Supreme Court of Canada determined that the 1760 treaty between the Mi’kmaq and British gave him the right to catch and sell fish for sustenance–an important milestone in Mi’kmaq rights. ... See MoreSee Less

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Fisheries and Oceans Canada Research Biologist Louise de Mestral joined UINR staff Angela Denny, Shelley Denny, and Emma Garden in electrofishing salmon fry and parr in Lower River Inhabitants, River Denys, Skye, Grand, and Baddeck Rivers. ... See MoreSee Less

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UINR shared CBU Fish Host Study's photo. ... See MoreSee Less

Thanks to UINR and Membertou for providing their fishing expertise and helping Cape Breton University in the search for the fish host of the Yellow Lampmussel in Blacketts Lake!

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In case you missed Annie Johnson's cartoon from the latest issue of UINR Marten.... ... See MoreSee Less

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