Unama’KIDS is off to a great start! We started the fall season with a trip to the Highlands for a feast. Clifford Paul, our Moose Management Coordinator, hosts an annual feast in the Highlands at the height of the moose hunting season. Parks Canada, Natural Resources and whoever happens to be in the vicinity were welcomed with an array of tasty traditional foods including moose (of course!)

In October, we went on a guided walk through the new Goat Island walking trails that are currently under construction in Eskasoni. It was a beautiful fall day and the walk around the island was just what was needed to get our appetites up.

Puppeteer Iris Currie hosted a show on the endangered Piping Plover. After the show, the Unama’KIDS made their own puppets in a workshop.

The highlight of the year was participating in the release of the American Pine Marten in the Highlands. It is exciting that these young people were part of the release intended to re-establish the Marten in Unama’ki and that the animals that they helped release are the future for this important native species.


From UINR Marten – Vol.4. Issue.4 – Winter 2008