Bras d’Or Watch 2016

Bras d’Or Watch 2016

July 16, 2016News, Research

UINR participated in the Second Annual Bras d’Or Watch 2016 on Saturday July 16 at Morris Beach in Eskasoni. Here’s some photos from the day. .

Clifford in Ghana

Clifford in Ghana

July 12, 2016Moose, News

In June 2016 UINR’s Moose Management Coordinator Clifford Paul spent two weeks in the Republic of Ghana in West Africa at a workshop to share Mi’kmaw perspectives on the struggles and possibilities for indigenous peoples in building community resilience. Clifford sent us regular updates on his trip (when he had wifi!) While there he shared … Read More

Environmental Opportunities

Environmental Opportunities

June 17, 2016News, Opportunities

  UINR and Environment & Climate Change Canada held two sessions in Unama’ki to discuss funding programs available to First Nations communities. Pictured are Eskasoni’s Lands Manager Albert Marshall Jr., Eskasoni Fish & Wildlife’s Allison MacIsaac, UINR’s Lisa Young, Environment & Climate Change Canada’s Veronica Sherwood and Jaclyn Poole, Potlotek Director of Housing and Public … Read More

New Interpretive Panels Unveiled

New Interpretive Panels Unveiled

June 16, 2016News, Partnerships

The Mi’kmaw flag flies proudly at the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Park, standing guard over the new set of interpretive panels that were developed in collaboration with UINR to share and celebrate Mi’kmaw culture in Unama’ki. The process started with Charlie Dennis and grew to include others including Nadine LeFort, Annie Johnson, Lisa Young … Read More

Help Us Help Malikewe’j

Help Us Help Malikewe’j

June 9, 2016News

The mosquitos and blackflies were in full force for our annual Malikewe’j Clean-up. Things have been steadily improving and there was much less garbage to clean up this year. UINR’s Shelley Denny, Karlee Johnson, Lisa Young, and Emma Garden prepare for the ditch clean-up. shelley.denny@uinr.ca

North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization

North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization

June 7, 2016News, Research

Guten tag Frau Denny! UINR’s Shelley Denny can add German to her list of languages as she prepares to attend the Annual Meeting of the North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization in Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany this week. Did you know that Salmon once ran in German’s Rhine River? Until the late 1950s there was an active … Read More

CSI Cape Breton

CSI Cape Breton

May 5, 2016News, Partnerships

UINR hosted a meeting of members of Cape Breton Collaborative Salmon Initiative. The partnership meets regularly to talk about the state of salmon in Unama’ki and work on projects together. In attendance (and pictured in the photo below) are: Bob O’Quinn–St. Ann’s Bay Wildlife Association, Greg Lovely–Margaree Salmon Association, Carter Stevens–CB Island Wildlife Association, Lewis Hinks–Atlantic … Read More

UINR Tribute to Charlie Dennis

UINR Tribute to Charlie Dennis

April 22, 2016News, Unama'KIDS

Our tribute to Earth Day 2016 is a new video to honour the legacy of Charlie Joe Dennis. Charlie worked tirelessly for the health and well being of the natural environment of Unama’ki. Naqtmuksi’k/Legacy shows Charlie throughout his career from a young man with a particular interest in oysters to his work as a community … Read More

Culvert Remediation

Culvert Remediation

April 21, 2016Guardian Program, News

UINR’s Keith Christmas shows some students our work on culvert remediation. The high school students are in the Options and Opportunities program which offers students more hands-on learning experiences with a career focus, and prepares them for successful transitions from high school to work, a career path, or a post-secondary program.   keith@uinr.ca

How Old is That Moose?

How Old is That Moose?

March 24, 2016Guardian Program, Moose, News

Guardians from Unama’ki gathered at a day-long workshop in Baddeck to learn how to determine a moose’s age based on a close examination of its jaw bones. Jeremy Smith, Wildlife Technician with Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, conducted the workshop using material from the recent Parks Canada moose harvest in the Highlands. keith@uinr.ca