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Cape Breton's Mi'kmaw voice
on natural resources and
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Look what we found! 

Look what we found! 

January 11, 2017

Here is a couple of photos of an American Marten taken by one of the wildlife cameras in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park. UINR’s Unama’ki Guardian Coordinator Keith Christmas, with Unama’ki guardians, helped Parks Canada with this project last year. In March 2016 we set out eight trail cameras at various locations across the … Read More

UINR’s 2017 calendar

UINR’s 2017 calendar

December 25, 2016

UINR’s annual calendar goes out every year to our partners,  friends, and supporters of the work we do at Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources. The calendar takes you through the Mi’kmaw year, plotting moon cycles, Mi’kmaw celebrations, and other holidays. Each page includes a photograph that gives a snapshot of that month in Unama’ki. Here’s a link to a printable version. 

Employment Opportunity: Wetlands Research Coordinator

Employment Opportunity: Wetlands Research Coordinator

December 14, 2016

UINR is in need of a Wetlands Research Coordinator to assist in the development and coordination of a multi-year research program aimed to support wetland protection and restoration in Unama’ki with particular focus on the Bras d’Or Lakes watershed. Please download our information sheet for details: Employment Opportunity: WETLANDS Research Coordinator

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Clifford Paul, UINR’s Moose Management Coordinator did some number crunching this week and here’s what he discovered. “From our harvest last month in Cape Breton Highlands National Park we distributed approximately 23,000 lbs of moose meat in Mi’kmaq communities across the province, including several food banks, Feed Nova Scotia, and local famlies in need. If you compare moose meat to the next best thing, Highland Cattle for example, the cost would average $11.00/pound. So that's 11.5-tonnes of meat given freely by our harvesters with an estimated dollar value of $253,000.00, representing approximately 70,000 meals if you average three servings per pound!

"At a time when the province announced the child poverty rate in Cape Breton is 34% and as high as 75% in Eskasoni, that's a significant contribution to the social needs of the communities from our Mi’kmaw harvesters. We’re not just bringing back the Boreal forest, we’re contributing to the health and well being of the people of Nova Scotia."
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Look what we found!

Here is a couple of photos of an American Marten taken by one of the wildlife cameras in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park.

Keith Christmas, with Unama’ki guardians, helped Parks Canada with this project last year. In March 2016 we set out eight trail cameras at various locations across the Highlands plateau to determine the presence of tagged Coyotes, American Marten, and Canada Lynx.

These photos were taken in late March or early April 2016. The bait had been removed by a collared coyote a few weeks before so there was little to keep him hanging around. The map shows the location of the camera.
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We extended the deadline for the new employment opportunity at UINR to Friday, January 27, 2017.
The Wetlands Research Coordinator is a full-time position providing up to five years employment to develop a research program to support wetland protection and restoration in Unama'ki.
You can apply at uinr.ca
www.uinr.ca/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Employment-Opportunity-WETLANDS-EXTENTION.pdf
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