Scholarships for Unama’ki Students

May 9, 2015Forestry, News

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

Youth Employment Opportunity

Youth Employment Opportunity

April 9, 2015MELC, News, Partnerships

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 Marten – Special Edition – Celebrating 15 Years

UINR Marten – Special Edition – Celebrating 15 Years

April 2, 2015News

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

UINR is Making Tracks

UINR is Making Tracks

January 22, 2015News

Please join us at 6 pm for dessert and discussion to share UINR’s vision and your ideas for a sustainable environment in Unama’ki. ESKASONI                 Tuesday January 27 Crane Cove Boardroom POTLOTEK               Thursday January 29 Community Hall WAGMATCOOK      Tuesday February … Read More

Invitation to public information session

Invitation to public information session

October 31, 2014Forestry, Moose, News, Partnerships, Research

UINR’s Moose Management Initiative & Parks Canada Invite you to a public information session on forest health and the over-abundant population of moose in Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Thursday November 6, Wagmatcook Culture and Heritage Centre, 6:00–8:00pm If you are unable to attend the meeting in Wagmatcook, please join us at one of our … Read More

Media at the Feast

Media at the Feast

October 14, 2014Moose, News

Every year UINR’s Annual Feast in the Highlands has been growing and this year, our ninth, was the biggest yet! In case you missed it, or if you want to relive some of the highlights, here are some links to media stories and video from the day’s event! UINR’s Facebook page for some photos:  facebook.com/UINRpage … Read More

UINR Marten – Summer 2014

UINR Marten – Summer 2014

October 1, 2014News

The summer issue of UINR MARTEN is chock full of stories, photos and information on UINR’s activities over the summer. In this issue you can read all about the monument that was recently unveiled in Mala and the story behind how it got there. Our featured partner is the Moose Management Initiative and it’s timely … Read More

Come for the feast (and exchange your lead bullets)

Come for the feast (and exchange your lead bullets)

October 1, 2014Moose, News

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.   For the past nine years the Moose Working Group and UINR have hosted Feast in the Highlands. What started as an opportunity for the people involved in moose management … Read More

Malikewe’j: Understanding the Mi’kmaq Way

Malikewe’j: Understanding the Mi’kmaq Way

September 3, 2014News

Visiting Malikewe’j (Malagawatch) for the first time, people often describe a sense of peace and well-being that comes over them as they enter the Mi’kmaq community on the shores of the Bras d’Or Lakes. Mala, as it is affectionately known to the Cape Breton Mi’kmaq who share it, is off the beaten track, and its … Read More

Managing for Seven Generations

Managing for Seven Generations

August 15, 2014News, Research

UINR’s Shelley Denny, Angela Denny and Tyson Paul are attending the 2014 Annual Conference of the American Fisheries Society in Quebec City on August 17 to 21. They are presenting our poster Managing for Seven Generations: Mi’kmaq Knowledge, Eels and the Bras d’Or Lakes during the poster presentation reception on Monday from 6:00 to 8:30 … Read More

Mi'kmaq Youth in the Great Outdoors

Mi'kmaq Youth in the Great Outdoors

August 6, 2014News

If you were a Mi’kmaq teenager, what could be better than to spend a week this summer on the Bras d’Or Lakes? How about reconnecting with nature, learning all about natural resources and traditional Mi’kmaq values and practices? For the next week that is exactly what is happening at Nikani Awtiken, a summer camp for … Read More

Chapel Island Mission and Climate Change

Chapel Island Mission and Climate Change

July 24, 2014News

Charlie Dennis’ Oyster Garden–Chapel Island Mission Last August I received a call from my close friend Noel J. Gould saying he had a story he wanted to share with me. I think it’s very important to share it now because of events that have taken place. Noel had grave concerns about the conditions on Chapel … Read More