Fall is a time of change. As the leaves turn colour and the kids go back to school, we spot geese flying south and hunters’ orange in the Highlands!
UINR is proud to have played a part in the development of the Mi’kmaq Moose Hunting Guidelies, recently released by the Assembly of Nova Scotia Mi’kmaq Chiefs. We worked closely with our partners at Kwilmu’kw Maw-klusuaqn–Mi’kmaq Rights Initiative and the Moose Management Working Group to bring these guidelines to the Mi’kmaq of Nova Scotia. Clifford Paul has worked tirelessly over the past few years, visiting every Mi’kmaq community in Nova Scotia seeking consensus on this important issue. Today the guidelines are voluntary and, over the next few years, we will have the rest of the pieces in place to enforce them.
Along with the changing leaves, we also have some big changes here at UINR. New staff coming on board and familiar staff exploring other opportunities or taking time with their famlies. We have a lot of very exciting projects in the works that we’ll be telling you all about over the next couple of months.
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