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.
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 and … Read More
Summer may seem far off now, but we are looking to employ an Assistant Camp Coordinator for our 2015 Nikani Awtiken summer camp. This intern position, through the Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps, is open to youth in full-time university or college who are intending to return to study this fall. The deadline to apply … Read More
UINR was formed fifteen years ago, in 1999 when the five chiefs at the time signed the official papers to set up an organization to represent Unama’ki Mi’kmaq communities on natural resources and the environment. The signatory Chiefs were Allison Bernard (Eskasoni), Lindsay Marshall (Potlotek), Terry Paul (Membertou), Morley Googoo (We’koqma’q), and Mary L. Bernard (Wagmatcook). To commemorate … Read More