Charlie will be remembered by many for his love of the Bras d’Or Lakes and the people who live around it. Much of his work is done through the organization he founded in 1999, Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources, or UINR for short. A special, double edition of UINR MARTEN recognizes some of Charlie’s contributions through photographs and stories from … Read More
Say hello to Emma Garden, UINR’s latest addition to our research team. Emma holds a Masters degree in Water Resources Engineering from the University of Guelph, and a BSc in Environmental Studies from Saint Mary’s University. She has an advanced understanding of watersheds and their ecosystems, and has worked at the Community-Based Environmental Monitoring Network … Read More
Please join us in welcoming UINR’s new Forestry Technician, Garett MacVicar. Garett has his Forestry Technician diploma from Algonquin College in Pembroke, Ontario where he graduated as a Dean’s List Honour student, as well as being the Captain of the Algonquin College Lumberjack Team. He also has a Natural Resources and Environmental Technology Diploma from … Read More
Come for the Feast (and exchange your lead bullets) on Hunter’s Mountain in the Unama’ki Highlands on Thursday, October 8, 2015.We would like to invite you to our annual Feast in the Highlands to celebrate work on developing a management plan for moose in Unama’ki as we dedicate the Feast to our friend Blair J. Bernard … Read More
Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources (UINR) has released the first phase report on climate change in Unama’ki for the 2014/2015 period. Impacts of Climate Change and Sea Level Rise on the Mi’kmaq Communities of the Bras d’Or Lakes provides Unama’ki communities with a powerful tool for community development and the adaptation planning needed to face pending … Read More
UINR is in immediate need of an individual to manage our Forestry division, ensuring that all forestry management requirements are met. For a complete job description, qualifications, educational requirements, and salary range, please click here.
Nikani Awtiken is back for its fourth year after successfully completing its third week-long youth training program–Nikani Awtiken–at Camp Rankin, St. Peters in 2014. Nikani Awtiken is a Mi’kmaq phrase that means ”trail blazing” or “creating a new path.” Nikani Awtiken is designed to instil an interest in Mi’kmaq youth to pursue careers in natural resource … Read More
Since 2012, the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs (Assembly) and Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn Negotiation Office (KMKNO) have been developing a Mi’kmaq Plamu Salmon Management Plan, in cooperation with the Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources (UINR), and Mi’kmaq Conservation Group (MCG). This Plan was created to balance the Right to Salmon harvesting for the Mi’kmaq of … Read More
Wi’kupaltimk Wjit Plamu is a new exhibit that showcases the celebration of Plamu (Salmon) and its relationship with the Mi’kmaq people. On Friday, June 5 at 11:00 am, UINR (Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources,) MELC (Mi’kmaq Environmental Learning Centre,) and Nova Scotia Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture’s Margaree Fish Hatchery unveil a new exhibit at the … Read More
The American Marten has played an important role in the legends of the Mi’kmaq people and continues that role today as an indicator of forest health. UINR–Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources released a new book and video that look at the Marten’s role as it relates to the health of our forests. This week UINR, with … Read More
Mi’kmaq legends come to life The American Marten has played an important role in the legends of the Mi’kmaq people and continues that role today as an indicator of forest health. UINR–Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources– is releasing a new book and video that look at the Marten’s role as it relates to the health … Read More
Between May 11 and June 30, 2015 there will be a Rotary Screw Trap (smolt wheel) on Middle River. UINR uses the wheel to catch Atlantic salmon smolt to estimate their abundance and monitor fish populations.