Moose Management

moose-management-logoMoose have provided much to the Mi'kmaq through the years. The Mi'kmaq way of resource management includes a spiritual element that ties the people to the plants, animals and the environment as a whole. A Moose Management Plan will put into practice the responsibilities that accompany Mi'kmaq treaty rights.

UINR has the responsibility to create a moose management plan for the moose in Unama'ki. UINR is mandated to implement this plan with the support of the Mi'kmaq Grand Council and the Unama'ki Council of Elders. Further development and long-term acceptance of this initiative is supported by Mi'kmaq leadership and by resolution of the Assembly of Nova Scotia Chiefs.

UINR works closely with the Mi'kmaq community and its leadership, along with representatives of the federal and provincial governments, to develop a plan that is supported by the Kwilmuk Maw-klusuaqn, Mi'kmaq Rights Initiative.

The Moose Management Initiative developed as a result of a partnership between UINR, the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, and Parks Canada.

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Your Invitation to the Feast!

Your Invitation to the Feast!

October 5, 2015Moose, News

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

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

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

Two Videos on Moose

Two Videos on Moose

June 4, 2014Moose, Netukulimk, News

Join us on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 11:00 am at Membertou Heritage Park  as we premiere two new videos on moose. Our Rightful Place is a documentary on the efforts to establish traditional Mi’kmaq management of moose in Unama’ki. Tiam’s Promise is a new video on the Mi’kmaq legend of the first moose. Featuring illustrations … Read More

Two New Books on Moose

Two New Books on Moose

May 30, 2014Moose, News

UINR   released two new books on the importance of moose to the Mi’kmaq people at Membertou’s Heritage Park on Tuesday May 27. “Tiam:This is our Story” is a children’s book written in English and Mi’kmaq that tells the story of moose in Unama’ki from the appearance of the first “spirit” moose to the present … Read More

Whats cooking in the Highlands?

Whats cooking in the Highlands?

September 27, 2012Moose, News

If you get a whiff of home cooking in the Cape Breton Highlands, it might just be a galloping gourmet…but this one will be the four legged kind! For the past eight 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 to get together to celebrate … Read More

ATV Ban is on in the Pollett’s Cove Aspy Fault Wilderness Area

ATV Ban is on in the Pollett’s Cove Aspy Fault Wilderness Area

July 9, 2012Moose, News

On the northern tip of Unama’ki, the adventurous will find an incredible landscape. From steep-sloped canyons to pristine barrens, the Pollett’s Cove Aspy Fault Wilderness Area is Cape Breton’s most northeastern representation of Canada’s boreal forest. Situated just north of the Cape Breton Highlands National Park, this provincial park offers rugged terrain, winding hiking trails, … Read More

What is killing our eagles?

What is killing our eagles?

June 4, 2012Moose, News

The next presentation in Wagmatcook’s Lecture Series on Thursday June 14 looks at an issue that is affecting the health of both wildlife and the people who eat from food harvested from the land. Kitpu, the eagle is a powerful and important symbol for Mi’kmaq people. Some Mi’kmaq believe that the eagle is the only … Read More

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