Two New Books on Oysters and Mi’kmaw Knowledge

Two New Books on Oysters and Mi’kmaw Knowledge

November 17, 2016News

Bras d’Or Lakes’ oysters have been harvested and enjoyed for thousands of years. UINR just published two new books on oysters–one, an illustrated children’s book in Mi’kmaw and English, and the other on Mi’kmaq ecological knowledge and scientific research. Both books are written by UINR’s Shelley Denny, Angela Denny, Emma Garden, and Tyson Paul. The Oyster Garden, Kiju’ … Read More

Oyster Expert Guest Speaker at Book Launch

Oyster Expert Guest Speaker at Book Launch

November 13, 2016News, Research

René Lavoie is UINR’s special guest speaker at the launch of UINR’s two new books on oysters on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:00 am at Membertou Heritage Park. Dr. Lavoie is no stranger to oysters. For nearly fifty years he has been involved in oyster management and research with DFO and Aquaculture Association of Canada. … Read More

Two New Books on Oysters Launched

Two New Books on Oysters Launched

November 7, 2016News, Research, Unama'KIDS

On Wednesday, November 16, UINR is launching two new publications on oysters–one, an illustrated children’s book in Mi’kmaw and English, and the other on Mi’kmaq ecological knowledge and scientific research. Meet the authors and hear guest speaker René Lavoie on Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 11:00 am at Membertou Heritage Park. There will be readings, … Read More

The People of the Lakes Speak

The People of the Lakes Speak

October 30, 2016News

On Tuesday November 8 Bras d’Or Lakes Collaborative Environmental Planning Initiative (CEPI) will host a discussion on sustainable practices across key industry sectors for the Bras d’Or Lakes at a conference, “The People of the Lakes Speak.” Ian MacNeil emcees the three-day event that concludes with a keynote address by Dr. David Suzuki on Thursday November 10. … Read More

Our Unama’ki forests: Maskwi

Our Unama’ki forests: Maskwi

October 24, 2016Forestry, News

Our forests are more than just the trees that we harvest to make the hundreds of products we use every day. Forests are the homes for animals, medicines, plants, birds, insects, and some say, spirits. Our forests provide us clean air and water and, in return, healthy salmon, trout, and eels. It’s all connected! Traditional … Read More

Commercial Fisheries in Unamaki: Jakejk/Lobster

Commercial Fisheries in Unamaki: Jakejk/Lobster

October 24, 2016Commerical Fisheries, News

John Couture is UINR’s Commercial Fisheries Liaison Coordinator and in this column he will discuss some of the species of importance to the Unama’ki commercial fishery. In this issue he focuses on everyone’s favourite crustacean, Jakejk or Atlantic Lobster. Lobster provides employment– a skipper and two helpers per vessel. Employment allows our community members to … Read More

Get the LEAD OUT of the Highlands

Get the LEAD OUT of the Highlands

October 3, 2016Guardian Program, Moose

A free exchange of lead ammunition and fishing tackle will be held during UINR’s annual Blair J. Bernard Memorial Feast in the Highlands on Hunter’s Mountain on Thursday, October 6, 2016 on the Hunter’s Mountain. Bring your dangerous lead bullets and fishing gear and exchange for copper ammunition and eco friendly fishing tackle. Clifford Paul, … Read More

CABIN Training 2016

CABIN Training 2016

September 30, 2016Research

The Canadian Aquatic Biomonitoring Network (CABIN) is an aquatic biomonitoring program for assessing the health of fresh water ecosystems in Canada. In Unama’ki, UINR has been working with Environment Canada to survey rivers and streams to collect, assess, and report on their health. To survey the Broad Cove River, part of the Broad Cove watershed, … Read More

Moose is on the Menu at Annual Feast in the Highlands

Moose is on the Menu at Annual Feast in the Highlands

September 27, 2016Moose, News

Come for the feast and Get the Lead Out of the Highlands on Hunter’s Mountain on Thursday,October 6, 2016. We would like to invite you to our annual Blair J. Bernard Memorial Feast in the Highlands to celebrate work on developing a management plan for moose in Unama’ki. This year will feature free bullet and … Read More

Nikani Awtiken 2016

Nikani Awtiken 2016

August 25, 2016MELC, News, Unama'KIDS

This year’s Nikani Awtiken summer camp for youth was a great success. The 23 participants did everything from surveying tree plantings in the Cape Breton Highlands National Park to building a sweat lodge. Add a generous helping of story-telling, first aid and boating safety training, making drums, bonfires and a generous amount of socializing, and you’ll … Read More

Lisa on Two-Eyed Seeing

Lisa on Two-Eyed Seeing

August 23, 2016News

At UINR we practice Two-Eyed-Seeing in all of our work and it’s easy for us to lose sight of the fact that many people don’t understand the concept. Etuaptmumk, or Two-Eyed-Seeing, was introduced by our Elder Advisor Albert Marshall over a decade ago and draws on both Mi’kmaw and Western knowledge. With one eye, we … Read More

UINR and Ocean Tracking Network

UINR and Ocean Tracking Network

August 23, 2016News, Research

The Ocean Tracking Network (OTN) is a global research, technology development, and partnership platform headquartered at Dalhousie University. UINR has been working with OTN helping to insert electronic tags that track the movement of Atlantic Salmon in and out of the Bras d’Or Lakes. This spring they were able to insert tags in salmon smolt … Read More