Since 1999, Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources (UINR) has represented Cape Breton’s Mi’kmaq voice on natural resources and environmental concerns.
UINR represents the five Mi’kmaq communities of Unama’ki and was formed to address concerns regarding natural resources and their sustainability.
Our 3 Goals:
To provide resources for Mi’kmaq equal participation in natural resource management in Unama’ki and its traditional territory.
To strengthen Mi’kmaq research and natural resource management while maintaining our traditions and world views.
To partner with other groups sharing the same desire to protect and preserve our resources for future generations.
The need for the formation of UINR was recognized after the Middle Shoal Incident in 1996. Officially registered as a society in 1999 but had our foundation within Eskasoni Fish & Wildlife Commission.
UINR works closely with government and other First Nations organizations to meet our objectives.