cropped-uinr-logo.pngSince 1999, UINR–Unama’ki Institute of Natural Resources has been Cape Breton’s Mi’kmaw voice on natural resources and environmental concerns.

UINR represents the five Mi’kmaw communities of Unama’ki–Eskasoni, Membertou, Potlotek, Wagmatcook, and We’koqma’q – and was formed to address concerns regarding natural resources and their sustainability.

Our 3 Goals:

  • To provide resources for Mi’kmaq equal participation in natural resource management in Unama’ki and its traditional territory.
  • To strengthen Mi’kmaw research and natural resource management while maintaining our traditions and world views.
  • To partner with other groups sharing the same desire to protect and preserve our resources for future generations.

UINR’s Board of Directors are the five Unama’ki Chiefs. Officially registered as a society in 1999, UINR had its foundation in Eskasoni Fish & Wildlife Commission.

UINR works closely with government and other First Nations organizations to meet its objectives.

Contact Us

You can visit us at 4102 Shore Road, Eskasoni

Our mailing address is: PO Box 8096, Eskasoni NS  B1W 1M4

You can also reach us by phone at 902-379-2163 or by email at