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By: Uinr  09-12-2011
Keywords: science, Student Groups

Jun 2, 2011

  Apistane’wj is the Mi’kmaq word for the American marten, the subject of a new play put together by UINR’s Unama’KIDS. UKids coordinator Selena Cremo worked with direction from Maura Lea Morykot, well-known teacher and performer, to put together a story on the endangered marten and attempts to reestablish it in Unama’ki. They researched the..

Jun 1, 2011

Please exercise caution when using the Middle River for recreational boating purposes between April 20 and June 24, 2011.  

May 2, 2011

This spring if you happen to be fishing or canoeing in the Middle River in Victoria County you might encounter a strange looking contraption floating on the water. Resembling a giant funnel on its side, it’s a smolt wheel, also known by the technical term–”rotary screw trap”. The smolt wheel belongs to UINR, Unama’ki Institute..

May 1, 2011

A normal day for Angela could have her attending a meeting in the morning, dissecting eels in the afternoon and consulting with student groups in the evening. Never a dull moment for UINR’s Research Assistant, Angela Morris!  In 1999, Angela was one of the first graduates from the newly-built Eskasoni High School, and she went..

Apr 26, 2011

Shrimp A Science Advisory meeting was be held in mid-December and all indications are that a 10% reduction in Total Allowable Catch (TAC) will be requested for 2011. Advice from science evaluation and industry will determine the 2011 overall TAC. Science recommended a 10% reduction and the shrimp fishing communities of Unama’ki encouraged industry representatives..

Apr 13, 2011

  Ask Heather Green about Kluskap’s Cave and prepare yourself to be transported to another time and place…a place where giants roamed the earth with powers that make today’s super heroes look weak by comparison. What is this fourth-year history major at CBU doing? Heather is working on an internship research project for UINR with..

Mar 26, 2011

UINR wants to hear from YOU! We are looking for ideas from youth, Elders and everyone in between.Share your views on how to protect the Bras d’Or Lakes and the rivers and streams in the Wagmatcook community. Drop in Wednesday March 30, 2011 anytime from 2 to 7 pm at the Wagmatcook Culture and Heritage Centre. Food and..

Mar 9, 2011

In a previous story (Oyster Garden 8 ) I spoke of changes in habitat due to climate change and rising sea levels. In that story I spoke of the island in Eskasoni that is no longer there. That island was located just behind the RCMP headquarters as we showed in aerial photos that illustrated that..

Mar 9, 2011

It’s been an unbelievably busy season for Unama’KIDS with plenty of opportunities for the group to get outside and experience nature. We started off the season with a shoreline cleanup of the beach in Malagawatch where we picked up garbage. The biggest item we found was an old rusted car, but we weren’t able to..

Mar 9, 2011

The Moose Management Initiative has been visiting communities across Nova Scotia, holding discussions on Mi’kmaq natural resource management issues that are at the forefront of our self-governance initiative. The community sessions have been going at a productive pace with notable attendance and impressive dialogue. Discussion is the key element for increased Mi’kmaq input into the management of..

Mar 9, 2011

Elder Albert Marshall may have said it best: “Plamu was historically one of the staple foods upon which First Nations people depended. It was viewed as a gift from the Creator, and it seemed that it would last forever. That is obviously not the case: the species is threatened on a daily basis. It is..

Mar 9, 2011

Plants have always been an important part of Mi’kmaq tradition, not just for food but as cures and prevention for many common ailments. Today it is not unusual to see Mi’kmaq Elders picking sweetgrass for ceremonies and other plants as cures for everything from stomach cramps to relieving the symptoms of the common cold. UINR..

Keywords: science, Student Groups

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