UINR's partnerships with other organizations are an important part of what we do and the successes we have achieved.

Our lead role in organizations such as Pitu'paq and the Bras d'Or Lakes Collaborative Environmental Planning Initiative have resulted in important accomplishments in achieving our environmental and management goals.

Through our partnerships with Parks Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Cape Breton University, Georgia Pacific, Port Hawkesbury Paper, the province of Nova Scotia, Cape Breton municipalities, and a host of other government departments and organizations, UINR has ensured that Mi'kmaq perspective and knowledge have been an integral part of many projects.


Lisa Young

Executive Director

Related News

The Mission Accomplished

September 27, 2008News, Partnerships

2008 has been quite a year at the Chapel Island Mission! Even after a couple of hundred years of annual gathering on the Island, there is still work to be done. This year, UINR’s Laurie Suitor coordinated a team of students, community volunteers and staff to continue the recycling and sewage efforts from last year, … Read More

On another mission!

June 27, 2008News, Partnerships

The Pitu’paq partnership will be making an even bigger presence at the annual Chapel Island Mission this year. The five Unama’ki communities are providing student teams, and a dedicated Mission team has been hired under Nova Scotia Youth Corps program. Tobias Doucette and Eddie Doucette are back again this year, joined by new members Emma … Read More

Pitu'paq update

March 24, 2008News, Partnerships

The Pitu’paq partnership continues to work diligently on issues of environmental concern. Of increasing interest to the partnership is the health of freshwater systems. Although our planet is covered with water over ¾ of its surface area, less than 1% of that water is available to us in the form of accessible fresh water. As … Read More

Hydro project raising concerns

December 23, 2007News, Partnerships

Potlotek Elders say that if an ambitious hydropower plant proceeds, it will affect a traditional eel fishing area for this First Nation community. Cape Breton Explorations Ltd.’s plan to erect up to 44 wind turbines has passed the Cape Breton Regional Municipality’s zoning process. This approval includes pumping water from Lake Uist to a reservoir … Read More

How the Lakes are doing

September 18, 2007News, Partnerships, Research

Malfunctioning private septic systems, inadequate community sewage systems, pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, boating sewage, and dangerous chemicals all contribute to problems with water quality in the Bras d’Or Lakes. UINR, along with the Bras d’Or Lakes Collaborative Environmental Planning Initiative, have published The State of the Bras d’Or Marine Environmental Water Quality Background Report. The Report … Read More

Mission possible

September 18, 2007News, Partnerships

What a difference a few weeks can make! Until this year, the annual St Anne’s Mission resulted in mountains of garbage and complaints about sewage being dumped in the Lakes. This year, things were different. Thanks to the far-sighted work of Pitu’paq, the unique group of First Nations, municipal governments and their federal and provincial … Read More

On a mission

June 18, 2007News, Partnerships

Every year, on the last weekend in July, thousands of people gather on Chapel Island at Saint Anne’s Mission–the longest continuous Mission in Canada. In addition to its religious importance, the Mission is a place where people gather to share news with other Mi’kmaq from around the region. Over four thousand people are expected to … Read More

Two-eyed seeing

June 16, 2007News, Partnerships

Cape Breton University was the host for a full-day workshop on two-eyed seeing in May and UINR was a major contributer for the event. Clifford Paul was the day’s MC and he also gave a presentation on Indigenous Science. Albert Marshall gave a spirited presentation on two-eyed seeing from the perspective of a Mi’kmaq Elder … Read More

CEPI communications

March 16, 2007News, Partnerships is the place to go to learn about the Bras d’Or Lakes Collaborative Environmental Planning Initiative. There you can learn about the Lakes, contribute to the development and assist in the implementation of a management plan for the Bras d’Or Lakes and surrounding watershed. The website is new and CEPI is working on it … Read More

A big day for the Bras d'Or!

December 9, 2006News, Partnerships

The Senior Council meeting for the Bras d’Or Lakes Collaborative Environmental Planning Initiative (CEPI) held its annual meeting in Eskasoni on 14 November. Making this meeting even more special was the presentation of framed copies of the Bras d’Or Lakes Charter. The Charter demonstrates the commitment of CEPI partners to work towards developing and implementing … Read More

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