Albert Marshall

Elder Advisor

Albert is a leading environmental voice in Unama’ki Cape Breton. He is advisor to and is a highly regarded spokesperson for Mi’kmaq natural resources and environmental issues.

Albert advises and lectures internationally on a wide range of topics:

  • the environment
  • tribal consciousness collaboration with non-Aboriginal society
  • traditional healing, traditional teachings
  • Mi’kmaq orthography and language
  • First Nations’ vision of science

He is the creator of the “Two Eyed Seeing” concept–Balancing Traditional Aboriginal Knowledge and Contemporary Science.

Albert works to further positive work within Mi’kmaw communities, to seek preservation and understanding of cultural beliefs and practices among all communities and to effect a strong vision for his people and the future.

 

Elder Albert Marshall presents eel video at Wagmatcook Lecture Series

Elder Albert Marshall presents eel video at Wagmatcook Lecture Series

November 22, 2013Media, News

Elder Albert Marshall will be on hand to answer the question–Did eels change the course of history? at the next Wagmatcook Lecture Series on Thursday November 28 at 10:00 am. He will be presenting the UINR / Parks Canada video that makes the historical connection between the Mi’kmaq and French. Through storytelling and original drawings … Read More

Did Eels Change the Course of History?

Did Eels Change the Course of History?

October 17, 2013Media, News, People, Research

As part of the Louisbourg300 celebrations, Parks Canada and Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources are pleased to share a remarkable Mi’kmaq legend. Join us for some baked eel at the Membertou Heritage Park on Thursday, October 24 at 1:00 pm when we will officially launch a new video which retells the Mi’kmaq eel legend and … Read More

The Oyster Garden Winter 2012

The Oyster Garden Winter 2012

April 2, 2012News

The story I’m about tell goes back to the sixties, the early days of my life. The information is a tribute to my Elders, relatives, friends, and native and non-native anglers. Most of the information was obtained through traditional knowledge and Elder Dr. Albert Marshall through his concept of two-eyed seeing. Growing up, I listened … Read More

Kina’matnewey na klikn

Kina’matnewey na klikn

January 11, 2012News, Partnerships

In recognition of Mi’kmaq History Month, UINR joined Cape Breton University’s Unama’ki College in its dedication of Kina’matnewey Na Klinkn (Strengthening Knowledge) in the University’s courtyard. UINR’s Executive Director Lisa Young, Elder Advisor Albert Marshall and his son Albert J, joined CBU President Dr. John Harker in a ceremonial planting of culturally significant Mi’kmaq plants. … Read More

Plant a Mimkwonmooseel for Mi'kmaq History Month

Plant a Mimkwonmooseel for Mi'kmaq History Month

October 19, 2011News, Partnerships

UINR is giving away Mimkwonmooseel (Red Oak) seed kits on Thursday October 20 at Cape Breton University. In celebration of Mi’kmaq History Month, UINR is participating in CBU’s dedication of  Kina matneway Na Klinkn (Embracing Knowledge) at the CBU Courtyard. UINR’s Executive Director Lisa Young will plant Switey and Pakosi, traditional Mi’kmaq plants to celebrate the garden’s dedication. … Read More

Salmon…what we know

Salmon…what we know

March 9, 2011News, Partnerships

Elder Albert Marshall may have said it best: “Plamu was historically one of the staple foods upon which First Nations people depended. It was viewed as a gift from the Creator, and it seemed that it would last forever. That is obviously not the case: the species is threatened on a daily basis. It is … Read More

Centre for Indigenous Environmental Resources

September 17, 2009News, Partnerships

We have many neighbours: people, plants, animals and all the wonders that occupy the land and water. We share the earth’s resources (including water), often without any plan for the future that ensures our shared water resource is clean and available to all. A watershed plan focuses on water and is a tool that identifies … Read More

Bras d'Or Lakes management on track?

December 27, 2008News, Partnerships

“Healing and reconciliation,” is how Elder Albert Marshall put it after the two day workshop held by Bras d’Or Lakes Collaborative Environmental Planning Initiative(CEPI). The Elders of Unama’ki gathered with CEPI in a workshop designed to clarify CEPI’s vision for a management plan for the Bras d’Or Lakes watershed. “Reconciliation must begin before the two … Read More

It's All About The People: Albert Marshall

March 24, 2008News

In this and future issues, we will introduce you to the people behind Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources. In this issue we feature Albert Marshall, Elder Advisor. Albert is the leading environmental voice in Unama’ki Cape Breton. He is advisor to the UINR Board of Directors and is a highly regarded spokesperson for Mi’kmaq natural … Read More

Two countries one forest

Two countries one forest

December 20, 2007Forestry, Netukulimk, News

The following is from a speech delivered by Elder Albert Marshall in Montreal in November at the conference: Two Countries, One Forest. The forests of the earth can be viewed from two different perspectives; one being an acknowledgment and celebration of the life given to the forests through the hard labour of the living earth, … Read More

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