With the warm weather and sunshine of summer comes growth, and UINR is growing again! Lisa Young is on maternity leave and, as you see, I am taking some time, on a part-time basis, to fill in for her while she is away.
We’ve had some new arrivals at UINR, and I don’t just mean Lisa’s new son and Mark’s new daughter! Joining us as Commercial Fisheries Liaison Officer is Hubert Nicholas from Trenton, NS. Also, welcome to Cheryl Berube, who has taken a term position with us as Administrative Assistant. Serena Paul has been helping out at the office, working on various projects such as Unama’KIDS, our forestry conference, and the upcoming moose symposium.With all these additions there are also some changes here at UINR–our resident cartoonist, Annie Johnson, has moved into the position of Director of Administration, and Janice Paul is filling in as our Finance Officer.
We are pretty excited about our new Unama’KIDS project. We see it as a great way to involve the youth of Unama’ki in our activities and to make sure we are meeting the needs of all ages.
I hope you enjoy this, our 12th issue of the UINR Marten!