Pjila’si – Welcome to our first issue of the UINR MARTIN. Our newsletter will be published four times a year, with every season to bring you news on all of the projects we are working on, the partnerships we are making and other news of First Nation’s involvement in protecting our natural resources.

charlie-welcome-1UINR is growing fast and this is our way to keep everyone informed about our activities,. If you know anyone who would like to get a copy, send us an email or drop by our offices to get a copy. We welcome your comments or story suggestions. 

While we’re talking about communication, take a look at our new website at www.uinr.ca. It’s brand new and we’re adding information all the time. We intend to keep our site current and up-to-date with news on our projects and partnerships. Look there for job postings and other opportunities! 

It has been a busy time for us at UINR. New staff, new projects and we continue our mission of First Nations’ management of our natural resources. You’ll learn about our project with Pitu’paq and the Nova Scotia Youth Conservation Corps that employed two Eskasoni students to research and put together a brochure on clean boating practices. We tell you about some of our partnerships with the Bras d’Or Lakes Collaborative Iniative (CEPI). 

Find out more about First Nation management of the moose herd, our workshops for youth on moose hunting, our scholarships in partnership with Georgia Pacific, and on a more personal note, meet some of UINR’s new babies and spend some time figuring out our crossword. This issue we have some storytelling by yours truly and a humourous look at office politics by Annie Johnson.

Until next time….

Charlie Dennis

From UINR Marten – Vol.1. Issue 1 – Autumn 2005