At the soul of everything we do at UINR is Netukulimk.

Netukulimk is the use of the natural bounty provided by the Creator for the self-support and well-being of the individual and the community. Netukulimk is achieving adequate standards of community nutrition and economic well-being without jeopardizing the integrity, diversity, or productivity of our environment.

As Mi’kmaq we have an inherent right to access and use our resources and we have have a responsibility to use those resources in a sustainable way. The Mi’kmaq way of resource management includes a spiritual element that ties together people, plants, animals, and the environment. UINR’s strength is in our ability to integrate scientific research with Mi’kmaq knowledge acquisition, utilization, and storage.

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Indigenous Protected & Conserved Areas (IPCAs) Report

September 25, 2020Guardian Program, IPCA, Netukulimk, News, Partnerships, Research, Species at Risk

This report was commissioned to describe the initiation of an exploratory study gathering Mi’kmaw views from all five communities in Unama’ki – Eskasoni, Membertou, Potlotek, Wagmatcook and We’koqma’q – regarding what they think is important to include in a management plan for Mi’kmaq-led Indigenous Protected and Conserved Areas (IPCAs). The study used the Kluskap Wilderness … Read More

2019 Scholarships posted!

May 28, 2019Forestry, MELC, Netukulimk, News, Opportunities, Partnerships, People

It’s scholarship time of year again! We have three scholarships available again this year. We partner with Port Hawkesbury Paper to offer Forestry Scholarship and a Science/Technology Scholarship. And we partner with Georgia Pacific on a Science/Technology Scholarship. Deadline is Friday June 14th. Get your application in!

Mala Clean Up – Come Join us!

May 28, 2018Netukulimk, News

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.

Fishing Striped Bass? We need your help!

April 18, 2018Netukulimk, News, Opportunities, Research

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

Netuklimk Around the World

Netuklimk Around the World

December 15, 2015Netukulimk, News

UINR and the concept of Netuklimk that we helped make well-known has spread around the world. This week we heard from Carmen Seco Pérez from Barcelona, Spain. Last week she was in Paris, France as an organizer of the International Rights of Nature Tribunal. At the Paris venue was a wooden tree where people wrote … Read More

Two Videos on Moose

Two Videos on Moose

June 4, 2014Moose, Netukulimk, News

Join us on Wednesday, June 11, 2014 11:00 am at Membertou Heritage Park  as we premiere two new videos on moose. Our Rightful Place is a documentary on the efforts to establish traditional Mi’kmaq management of moose in Unama’ki. Tiam’s Promise is a new video on the Mi’kmaq legend of the first moose. Featuring illustrations … Read More

A Giant Leap

A Giant Leap

November 15, 2009Moose, Netukulimk, News

A giant leap After years of consultation, research and planning, Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs released Mi’kmaq guidelines for moose hunting in Cape Breton. Tia’muwe’l Netuklimkewe’l–Unama’ki Moose Harvesting According to Netukulimk was created by the Mi’kmaq people of Nova Scotia and is an important step for Mi’kmaq self-governance over our traditional resources. If you … Read More

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