For Flowing Waters, the Cape Breton Chorale would like to bring attention to water governance and water stewardship in Indigenous Communities.

Please consider a donation to a program that provides hands-on learning opportunities for Mi’kmaq youth to put Traditional Mi’kmaq Knowledge into action in Cape Breton (Unama’ki).
To donate: send an e-transfer to our Finance Officer:  *Please make “Water” the answer to your question, so he can keep track of the concert donations.


Nikani Awtiken (Nee-gah-nee Ow-dee-ken), a Mi’kmaw phrase meaning “trail blazing” or “creating a new path”, is a program for Mi’kmaw youth ages 15-18 that provides rich cultural experiences, immersing youth in Traditional Mi’kmaw Knowledge and natural resource management. It is an 8 day long camp for Mi’kmaw youth in Cape Breton, and is the only program of its kind in Atlantic Canada.
Hosted by the Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources, Cape Breton’s Mi’kmaw voice on natural resources and environmental concerns, Nikani Awtiken engages youth in hands-on experiences learning about water, forest, local biodiversity and stewardship.

The three main goals:
  1. To foster re-connection with traditional Mi’kmaq values
  2. To foster re-connection with nature
  3. To provide skills and confidence for Mi’kmaq youth




Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources is Unama’ki’s Mi’kmaq voice on natural resources and the environment. By integrating Netukulimk (traditional Mi’kmaq management) with traditional and conventional ways of understanding, known as Etuaptmumk (Two-Eyed Seeing), UINR takes the lead on best-management practices in aquatic research and stewardship, species management, traditional Mi’kmaq knowledge, conserved and protected areas, water quality monitoring and environmental partnerships.