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.

22Albert 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 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 First Nations’ 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.

From UINR Marten – Vol.4. Issue.1 – Spring 2008