In 2002, the NS Mi’kmaq Chiefs entered into negotiations with Canada and Nova Scotia to negotiate the recognition, definition and implementation of Mi’kmaq rights and title in good faith. A Framework Agreement was signed on February 23, 2007 to set out the process and the subjects to be discussed in full negotiations that fall broadly … Read More
The Mi’kmaq communities of Unama’ki are in the process of obtaining parcels of Crown land from the Province of NS to develop, manage and promote a Mi’kmaq-based forestry sector based on the principle of Netukulimk. The Mi’kmaq Forest Initiative (MFI) will provide opportunities to Mi’kmaq individuals and communities to explore, develop and promote markets and … Read More
We are hiring TWO male Camp Counselors for a camp to be held August 7-14, 2018 in Orangedale. Dates of employment are August 7–14, 2018, plus one day in late July for training. If you’re available, and have experience with youth, apply!
It’s that time again – time to clean up Malikewe’j! The dumpsters are there already. Start filling them up, and then join us on June 6th to clean up the community.
UINR has scholarships available again this year, in partnership with Port Hawkesbury Paper and Georgia Pacific. Our objective is to promote and encourage education and careers in natural resource management. Apply! Georgia pacific scholarship 2018 PH Paper Scholarship 2018 PHP Forestry scholarship 2018
UINR is looking for fishers to help us gather genetic information on Striped Bass to determine spawning origin. We are asking fishers who retain fish to collect fin clips and measure length (and stomach contents are helpful). If you fish or are planning to fish for Striped Bass along the eastern coast of Cape Breton … Read More
UINR is seeking a Wetland Field Assistant to provide support to our research program on coastal wetlands along the Bras d’Or Lake. (Full-time 35 hours/week, for 14 weeks, late May to late August, 2018) Read the the full job description…
You have probably noticed that UINR has been very quiet these past few months. For those of you who have not heard, our Director of Communications, Weldon Bona, had taken a leave in the fall due to illness. He passed away peacefully on January 19th. Weldon was with UINR for nearly 15 years. Saying good-bye … Read More
The date is set. The feast is ready. Please join us at the Blair J. Bernard Memorial Annual FEAST in the HIGHLANDS. Thursday October 5 , 2017 from 12:30–2:00 PM Th At the paved airstrip 13 km from Hunter’s Mountain entrance(watch for signs) N 46.220834 W -60.811577 The Feast will include a campfire, outdoor cooking, … Read More
If you or someone you know is 15 to 18 years old, is in school, and interested in the environment, you might want to join us on August 8–15 for our annual Nikani Awtiken summer camp. Check out the poster for details and contact Emma-Anne Keough at Emma-Anne@uinr.ca or Tommy Sylliboy at Tommy@uinr.ca or call … Read More
We are! We are finding sick and dying eagles in the Highlands and elsewhere and there is no secret to the cause. Eagles are being exposed to highly toxic lead by eating shotgun pellets, bullet fragments or lead fishing tackle. Eagles ingest lead when fishing or scavenging dead animals. Dangers of lead are well-known and … Read More
TIA’M: Mese’k / The Whole Moose UINR with sponsorship from Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey just published a large poster and fact sheet that looks at how the Mi’kmaw have used moose for everything from food to clothing. Every part of the moose can be used–bones, teeth, hide, antlers–for everything from needles and knives to shoes and game … Read More