Annie Johnson

Director of Administration

Annie E. Johnson is familiar to everyone who reads our newsletter UINR Marten...she’s our resident cartoonist! What you might not know is that Annie has other, more serious responsibilities at UINR.

 “I started at UINR as a summer student and I’ve been with the organization for over three years. In that time, I have been Administrative Assistant, Assistant to the Administrative Assistant, Finance Assistant, Finance Officer, and most recently, Director of Administration.”

A graduate of Eskasoni High School Class of 2000, Annie completed her  Bachelor of Arts Community Studies degree AND a Bachelor of Business Administration degrees in May 2007. She has taken courses to attain a Certified Aboriginal Finance Manager designation with the Aboriginal Finance Officers Association of Canada, but as that designation is a combination of courses and experience, she has put the courses on hold while gaining more practical experience.

Before joining UINR in 2005 Annie worked for several years with Eskasoni Economic Development’s entrepreneurship summer camps for youth all over Nova Scotia. She also worked as a substitute teacher aide in Eskasoni Middle School. Annie is currently busy with her own social media based makeup business, helping out with the annual Mi'kmaq Run for the Cure, and heads the committee for the annual Acho Man Disco Dance organized in memory of her uncle.

When not volunteering or working Annie spends as much time as possible with her dogs Kalypso and Puks. Staff members say she bought her current vehicle (a small SUV) because she needed it to lug the dogs around with her!

An avid reader, Annie spends a good chunk of the her time reading–mostly fiction, but a variety of genres. Annie also travels as much as possible. "I'll always come back to Unama'ki/Cape Breton, but the world is too big to just always see the same bit of it!"

 

Annie: In the News

Work underway to protect Malagawatch Cemetery

Work underway to protect Malagawatch Cemetery

January 28, 2011News

Malagawatch, Nova Scotia–With $500,000.00 in emergency funding approved by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada to protect Mi’kmaq culturally significant lands in Malagawatch, Cape Breton, plans are underway to complete the work over the next couple of months. Annie Johnson explains, “The Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources (UINR) is pleased to be presented the opportunity to … Read More

Funds Awarded to Protect Mi'kmaq Historic Site

Funds Awarded to Protect Mi'kmaq Historic Site

January 10, 2011News

$500,000.00 in emergency funding has been granted by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada to allow UINR (Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources) to take measures to protect Mi’kmaq culturally significant lands on the Bras d’Or Lakes in  Malagawatch, Cape Breton. UINR’s Annie Johnson explains, “Over the years erosion has threatened the ancient cemetery and shrine that has … Read More

News Spring 2010 News

June 14, 2010News

Hubert Nicholas’ efforts to support the extension of the moratorium on oil exploration on George’s Bank have been successful. The Nova Scotia government has extended it three additional years, until 2015, after much pressure from fishers….UINR is reviewing a feasibility study to establish a First Nations Junior Ranger program here. Stay tuned for more news … Read More

It’s all about the people: Annie E. Johnson

It’s all about the people: Annie E. Johnson

December 27, 2008News

Annie E. Johnson is familiar to everyone who reads the UINR Marten…she’s our resident cartoonist! What you might not know is that Annie has other, more serious responsibilities at UINR. Currently, Annie oversees UINR’s operations and is filling Lisa Young’s position as Director of Administration while Lisa is on maternity leave. “I started at UINR … Read More

Two degrees of Annie

June 16, 2007News

For most people, getting one degree would be enough of an accomplishment…but not for Annie E. Johnson, UINR’s Financial Officer and resident cartoonist. She just graduated from CBU with two degrees–a Bachelor of Business Administration AND a Bachelor of Arts Community Studies! It took six years of dedicated work to achieve this milestone and Anne … Read More

Lobster: food, social & ceremonial

March 16, 2007News

As a result of the difficulties experienced during the 2006 lobster food fishery, the Unama’ki Chiefs have agreed that a lobster food fishery management plan is required. While Mi’kmaq follow similar regulations as the rest of the industry (with the exception of season), the industry fails to realize this. A documented management plan for the … Read More

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