In June 2016 UINR’s Moose Management Coordinator Clifford Paul spent two weeks in the Republic of Ghana in West Africa at a workshop to share Mi’kmaw perspectives on the struggles and possibilities for indigenous peoples in building community resilience.

Clifford sent us regular updates on his trip (when he had wifi!) While there he shared his involvement in moose management, natural resource management, and the Two-Eyed-Seeing approach.

“This is definitely a great opportunity to highlight our moose management portfolio on an international front. That they get to hear from an indigenous First Nations natural resource manager should give up-and-coming natural resource students hope and confidence that traditional management models can be successfully employed with modern western scientific models. Workshop students will come from several countries within the continent and are certainly eager to hear of our challenges and successes in Unama’ki.”

For the complete story, photos from the trip to Ghana, please check out our Facebook page and search for the hashtag #CliffordinGhana to see all the photos and Clifford’s tales!
In the meantime, here’s a sneak peek.


Internet is off and on here in West Africa. I slept in the capital city ACCRA last night and soon a six hour drive to Techimam where the workshop is based. Time zone is 3 hours ahead of Unama’ki.
At the International Market in Techiman.
Meet my friend and colleague from the city of Techiman, Ghana. Dr. Stephen Ameyaw. He has worked with Simon Fraser University for 39 years living in Vancouver, B.C. He has done remarkable work in economic development for northern communities such as Rankin Inlet, Arviat, and Iqaluit. He also spent time in my own community of Membertou in 2012 while attending the CANDO Conference there.
Boabeng-Fiema Monkey Sanctuary
A view of the Kintampo Waterfall from a shady resting spot.
I’m gripping a 20 foot rock face here!
School children are invited to the conference. Definitely not an in-service day!
My friend Nathanial (from Ethiopia) and I on the occasion of our graduation.