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
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 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
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.
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 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
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
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.
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
Salmon returns remain critically low in most of Nova Scotia. Kelt fishing is only permitted in the Margaree River. Please refrain from fishing and/or keeping kelts (slinks, black salmon) in any other river. For more information please contact your local fisheries office. Here’s a printable version of our poster.
Please report the river, date, and number of salmon kept between June and December, 2016 to your local fishery department by January 31, 2017. Please indicate whether retained salmon were large (63 cm or larger, 24 inches or larger) or small (less than 63 cm or 24 inches.) It’s our responsibility to report our catches … Read More
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