UINR is Cape Breton's
Mi'kmaw voice
natural resources and
the environment.

“The concept of msit nokmaq or All our Relations reminds us that we are interconnected with all aspects of our natural world. It is the inherent responsibility of Indigenous people, and indeed all humans, to be the eyes, ears and voice for all species.”

- Dr. Albert Marshall, Mi’kmaq Elder, and UINR’s Elder Advisor


Species at Risk Identification & Handling Workshop

March 25, 2024

Join us for a workshop for Mi’kmaq Harvesters who come into contact with species at risk (listed under SARA) such as wolffish, leatherback turtle, northern bottlenose whale, Sowerby’s beaked whale, and Atlantic mackerel. Our workshop will include species identification, proper handling and release of species at risk that Mi’kmaq harvesters may encounter. Presentations by MARS … Read More

Attention: Unama’ki Salmon Fishers

March 19, 2024

Please report the river, date, and number of salmon kept between June and December, 2023 to your local fishery department by Friday, March 22, 2024. Indicate whether the retained salmon were: Large (63 cm / 24 inches or larger) or Small (less than 63 cm / 24 inches.) It’s our responsibility to report our catches … Read More

A Mi’kmaw Perspective for Marine Partnerships and Conservation

March 19, 2024

Please join us online Thursday March 28th from 10-11:30am for “A MI’KMAW PERSPECTIVE FOR MARINE PARTNERSHIPS & CONSERVATION”. Participants are asked to register in advance at the link below: https://us06web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZckdOGupz4rHdLOMjVCHLhetH_SyYdd6SjF Click the image to learn more: