Research

Science paired with Mi'kmaq traditional knowledge is the key to UINR's research activities. This unique pairing has been called "Two-Eyed Seeing" and brings together the best of western science and traditional knowledge.

UINR's research is guided by our communities and the advice and guidance of our community's Elders. Our emphasis is research on species of concern to Mi'kmaq such as oyster, lobster, eel, gaspereau and other food fishing species. Species at Risk and invasive species are also of great concern at UINR.

Clean drinking water and marine water quality are an important part of our work. We are responsible for monitoring drinking water safety in our communities and check water quality weekly in four of our communities.

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Drinking Water Protection Survey

Drinking Water Protection Survey

July 11, 2011News, Research

Over the Summer UINR, with the cooperation of Eskasoni Band Council, are going door-to-door with a short survey to gather information on drinking water in Eskasoni. We would appreciate if you would take a few minutes to help. Every participating household will be entered in a draw to win a $500.00 gift card from Eskasoni … Read More

Camp Schedule for Summer 2011

Camp Schedule for Summer 2011

July 11, 2011News, Research

CAMP (Community Aquatic Monitoring Program) monitors the health and marine productivity of the water ecosystem in Unama’ki. Since 2009 UINR and Fisheries and Oceans Canada has monitored sites around the Bras d’ Or Lakes using protocols developed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Long-term monitoring of fish and crustacean species, water temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen … Read More

Please Note:

Please Note:

June 1, 2011News, Research

Please exercise caution when using the Middle River for recreational boating purposes between April 20 and June 24, 2011.  

Kluskap's Cave–inside and out

Kluskap's Cave–inside and out

April 13, 2011News, Research

  Ask Heather Green about Kluskap’s Cave and prepare yourself to be transported to another time and place…a place where giants roamed the earth with powers that make today’s super heroes look weak by comparison. What is this fourth-year history major at CBU doing? Heather is working on an internship research project for UINR with … Read More

Open House in Wagmatcook

Open House in Wagmatcook

March 26, 2011News, Research

UINR wants to hear from YOU! We are looking for ideas from youth, Elders and everyone in between.Share your views on how to protect the Bras d’Or Lakes and the rivers and streams in the Wagmatcook community. Drop in Wednesday March 30, 2011 anytime from 2 to 7 pm at the Wagmatcook Culture and Heritage Centre. Food and … Read More

Ideas wanted!

Ideas wanted!

January 28, 2011News, Research

UINR is looking for ideas from youth, Elders and everyone in between.
Share what you feel is harming the Membertou Brook, Reservoir and other streams in your community and any ideas that you have to help solve the problem.
Drop in Wednesday February 2, 2011 from 3 to 7 pm at Membertou Senior’s Centre. Food and beverages … Read More

A day on a river

A day on a river

October 12, 2010News, Research

What better way to spend a summer day?! In hip waders and with pens and paper in hand, Mi’kmaq technicians and scientists from Eskasoni, Membertou and Potlotek received Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) training and certification by Environment Canada this summer. CABIN assesses the condition of rivers. It is a national program for determining the … Read More

Sespite’tmnej–Let's protect eel habitat

Sespite’tmnej–Let's protect eel habitat

June 14, 2010News, Research

If you live in Eskasoni, Potlotek or Waycobah, watch the mail for a copy of your guide to protecting the environment in your community. UINR has put together an easy-to-read booklet of easy tips and useful information on little things that you can do to make a healthy environment for eels, fish, you and your … Read More

Water Reports

Water Reports

March 14, 2010Library, Research

Eskasoni Water Report Membertou Water Report Potlotek Water Report Wagmatcook Water Report We’koqma’q Water Report

First CAMP in region

First CAMP in region

November 15, 2009News, Research

First CAMP in region Community Aquatic Monitoring Program– CAMP is a project where communities monitor the health and marine productivity of their local aquatic ecosystem. From May–September, we monitored six sites around the Bras d’ Or Lakes using protocols developed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Long-term monitoring of fish and crustacean species, water temperature, salinity … Read More

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