UINR represents
Cape Breton's Mi'kmaw voice
on natural resources and
environmental concerns

RECENT NEWS

What is Killing the Eagles?

What is Killing the Eagles?

May 10, 2017

We are! We are finding sick and dying eagles in the Highlands and elsewhere and there is no secret to the cause. Eagles are being exposed to highly toxic lead by eating shotgun pellets, bullet fragments or lead fishing tackle. Eagles ingest lead when fishing or scavenging dead animals. Dangers of lead are well-known and … Read More

Another Employment Opportunity

Another Employment Opportunity

May 7, 2017

We are looking for a Camp Coordinator to assist in the running of Nikani Awtiken, our summer camp for students. The position is open for both High School and post-secondary students, full-time, and returning. The deadline to apply is: Midnight, Wednesday, May 24, 2017. Please download the complete job description and details here.

TIA’M: Mese’k / The Whole MOOSE

TIA’M: Mese’k / The Whole MOOSE

May 5, 2017

TIA’M: Mese’k / The Whole Moose UINR with sponsorship from Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey just published a large poster and fact sheet that looks at how the Mi’kmaw have used moose for everything from food to clothing. Every part of the moose can be used–bones, teeth, hide, antlers–for everything from needles and knives to shoes and game … Read More

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It's time for our annual Mala Clean-up! Join us on Thursday, June 1 at 10:00 a.m. when we will scour the roadsides and ditches. We have all the tools, recycling bags, and dumpsters you need to make our Mala a more beautiful place!. ... See MoreSee Less

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When Helene x-rayed the eagle we brought her yesterday, in addition to lead poisoning she found that its right wrist had either an old fracture that got infected and arthritic, or a bone tumour. In either case it was a mess and would be painful forever. She wasn't willing to treat him for lead to have him be in captivity with a sore wrist forever and made the difficult choice to euthanize him as it was the most humane option. He would never fly again, was very thin and weak, and would have been in pain for the rest of his life. The x-ray shows the ext nt of the damage. ... See MoreSee Less

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We got a call today about an eagle that was found in St. Peters that was unable to fly. UINR’s Clifford Paul transported it to Cobequid Wildlife Rehabilitation Centre where it unfortunately tested positive for lead poisoning. You can learn more about how lead is killing eagles and affecting human health at uinr.ca We will keep you posted on its recovery. ... See MoreSee Less

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UINR’s Shelley Denny is a featured panelist at Dalhousie University’s workshop, “Canada’s Responsibility to Our Shining Seas.”
Shelley will be speaking at the public panel and discussion “Sea Changes 1867-2017” on Thursday May 11 from 7:30–9:00 PM. The panel will be held in the University’s Rowe Building, Room 1020.
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