Unama'ki Institute of Natural Resources - news articles
Nov 9, 2011
Fortunately, eels are still common in the Bras d’Or Lakes, especially outside Eskasoni. From May to October, eels are actively fished along the shorelines. For the other half of the year, they overwinter in barachois ponds and embayments common to the shores of the Bras d’Or Lakes. Often these areas are not considered important for..
Nov 2, 2011
While eels have been fished in and around the Bras d’Or Lakes for hundreds of years, we never knew how old they were, how long they could grow, whether we had more female than male eels in the population, or if they had the swimbladder parasite. UINR recently completed a study to help us understand..
Oct 19, 2011
UINR is giving away Mimkwonmooseel (Red Oak) seed kits on Thursday October 20 at Cape Breton University. In celebration of Mi’kmaq History Month, UINR is participating in CBU’s dedication of Kina matneway Na Klinkn (Embracing Knowledge) at the CBU Courtyard. UINR’s Executive Director Lisa Young will plant Switey and Pakosi, traditional Mi’kmaq plants to celebrate the garden’s dedication..
Oct 19, 2011
Never was a man so happy to skin an eel. The joy in that moment carried into every part of Blair’s life. His world was outdoors. Hunting and fishing were an excuse to be in nature. It was where he felt alive. He brought that energy, that understanding with him to his work and friendships.–Weldon..
Oct 19, 2011
by Charlie Dennis One of the stories that sticks out in my mind happened a few years ago. Blair and the Guardians were involved in a project by EFWC and sponsored by Nova Scotia Fisheries at the request of the angling community. Rainbow trout is an introduced species that was affecting the native population of..
Oct 18, 2011
As the chant of the Friendship song drifted across the Bras d’Or Lakes on a rare sunny July afternoon, people shook hands in congratulations on the release of The Spirit of the Lakes Speaks, a document created by the Bras d’Or Lakes Collaborative Environmental Planning Initiative (CEPI). With a vision for the protection and sustainability..
Aug 30, 2011
Moose harvest time approaches and another season has stealthily crept upon us. For many it signals the need to reflect upon and experience the splendour and beauty of the Cape Breton Highlands. Clifford Paul, Moose Management Coordinator at UINR explains “As we partake in our yearly harvest of moose, it is universally recognized by hunters, anglers, and outdoor enthusiasts alike that..
Aug 22, 2011
Simon Silliboy, Eskasoni is the proud recipient of not one, not two, but three UINR schlorships this year! Every year UINR teams up with partners Georgia Pacific and NewPage to offer schlorsips to Mi’kmaq students in Unama’ki. Simon just graduated from Cape Breton University with his Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He is now..
Jul 11, 2011
Over the Summer UINR, with the cooperation of Eskasoni Band Council, are going door-to-door with a short survey to gather information on drinking water in Eskasoni. We would appreciate if you would take a few minutes to help. Every participating household will be entered in a draw to win a $500.00 gift card from Eskasoni..
Jul 11, 2011
CAMP (Community Aquatic Monitoring Program) monitors the health and marine productivity of the water ecosystem in Unama’ki. Since 2009 UINR and Fisheries and Oceans Canada has monitored sites around the Bras d’ Or Lakes using protocols developed by Fisheries and Oceans Canada. Long-term monitoring of fish and crustacean species, water temperature, salinity and dissolved oxygen..
Jun 24, 2011
We asked Tuma Young to write about the Mi’kmaq plants that we featured in UINR’s 2011 calendar and how his family uses them in making pisun and healing. If you didn’t get our calender this year you can download a copy at uinr.ca One of the first things I want to point out is that..
The information in this article was current at 06 Dec 2011