Employment Opportunity: Sustainable Waste Management Coordinator.

Employment Opportunity: Sustainable Waste Management Coordinator.

July 11, 2017News, Opportunities

UINR has an employment opportunity for a position as a Sustainable Waste Management Coordinator. The person will be responsible for providing support to the five Unama’ki communities of Eskasoni, Membertou, Potlotek, Wagmatcook, and We’koqma’q, helping build sustainable waste management systems through accessing funds for modern infrastructure, operations, training, and partnerships.   Deadline: Thursday, July 27, … Read More

Nikani Awtiken 2017

Nikani Awtiken 2017

July 4, 2017News

If you or someone you know is 15 to 18 years old, is in school, and interested in the environment, you might want to join us on August 8–15 for our annual Nikani Awtiken summer camp. Check out the poster for details and contact Emma-Anne Keough at Emma-Anne@uinr.ca or Tommy Sylliboy at Tommy@uinr.ca or call … Read More

What is Killing the Eagles?

What is Killing the Eagles?

May 10, 2017Guardian Program, News

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, 2017News, Opportunities

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, 2017News

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

Employment Opportunity

Employment Opportunity

May 3, 2017News, Opportunities

Bras d’Or Lakes Collaborative Environmental Planning Initiative (CEPI) is in immediate need of an Administrative Assistant to perform clerical, secretarial and stenographic duties as required by the Bras d’Or Lakes CEPI Coordinator. Deadline for application is Thursday, May 18, 2017. You can download an information sheet here.

2017 Scholarships for Unama’ki Students

2017 Scholarships for Unama’ki Students

April 21, 2017News, Opportunities

  It’s Scholarship Season! Five Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to five members of the Unama’ki community to promote and encourage education and careers in the field of Science and/or Technology within the Unama’ki Mi’kmaq Communities–UINR/Georgia Pacific Scholarship Five Scholarships of $1,000 will be awarded to five members of the Unama’ki community to promote … Read More

We’re looking for a Camp Coordinator

We’re looking for a Camp Coordinator

March 31, 2017News

We are looking for a Camp Coordinator for our Nikani Awtiken camp this summer. The position lasts for 15 weeks, from May 15, 2017 – August 25, 2017. The Camp Coordinator participates in planning all aspects of the camp, and will be a camp counsellor for the camp itself. Application deadline is Tuesday April 4, … Read More

Latest Issue of UINR MARTEN

Latest Issue of UINR MARTEN

February 17, 2017News

The latest issue of UINR MARTEN (our 44th issue!) is now available as a free download. In this issue we cover the release of our two new books on oysters in the cover story, Oyster2 and give information on how you can get free copies. In the News section we look at the recent People … Read More

Request for Proposals in Sustainable Forestry

Request for Proposals in Sustainable Forestry

February 10, 2017Forestry, News, Opportunities

Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources has issued a Request for Proposals on A market assessment to identify economic opportunities for Unama’ki/Cape Breton communities in the sustainable forestry sector. The deadline is Friday March 10, 2017. You can download a copy of the RFP here.  

Commercial Fisheries in Unamaki: Marine Protected Areas

Commercial Fisheries in Unamaki: Marine Protected Areas

February 8, 2017Commerical Fisheries, News

John Couture is UINR’s Commercial Fisheries Liaison Coordinator and in this column he discusses some of the species and issues of importance to the Unama’ki commercial fishery. In this article he focuses on the proposed Marine Protected Area off the coast of Unama’ki. Think of a Marine Protected Area (MPA) as a park in the ocean. … Read More