This year’s Nikani Awtiken summer camp for youth was a great success. The 23 participants did everything from surveying tree plantings in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park to building a sweat lodge. Add a generous helping of story-telling, first aid and boating safety training, making drums, bonfires and a generous amount of socializing, and you’ll … Read More
At UINR we practice Two-Eyed-Seeing in all of our work and it’s easy for us to lose sight of the fact that many people don’t understand the concept. Etuaptmumk, or Two-Eyed-Seeing, was introduced by our Elder Advisor Albert Marshall over a decade ago and draws on both Mi’kmaw and Western knowledge. With one eye, we … Read More
The Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) is a global research, technology development, and partnership platform headquartered at Dalhousie University. UINR has been working with OTN helping to insert electronic tags that track the movement of Atlantic Salmon in and out of the Bras d’Or Lakes. This spring they were able to insert tags in salmon smolt … Read More
Today UINR met with Honourable Catherine McKenna, Federal Minister of Environment and Climate Change. On hand were UINR Moose Management Coordinator Clifford Paul, Bras d’Or Lakes CEPI Coordinator Stan Johnson, MP Mark Eyking, UINR Board Member Chief Leroy Denny, (fresh from a swim in the ocean) Honourable Catherine McKenna, UINR Board Chair Chief Terry Paul, … Read More
In each issue of UINR Marten we all look forward to Annie Johnson’s unique take on like in Unama’ki. Here’s her cartoon from Issue 42 “A War on Squirrels!”
Fisheries and Oceans Canada interns and St. Mary’s University students Farrah Stevens, Pictou Landing/Halifax, and Shurenda Michael, Sipekne’katik (Indian Brook) First Nation, are working with UINR for a week this summer getting hands-on experience.
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. .
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
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
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
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