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Aboriginal Peoples: The Innu: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage __ Here is a good overview of the Innu and their history. "The Innu, formerly known as the Naskapi-Montagnais Indians, are an Algonkian-speaking people whose homeland (Nitassinan) is the eastern portion of the Québec-Labrador peninsula. The word "Innu" means "human being", and the Innu language is called "Innu-aimun." Today there are over 16,000 Innu who live in eleven communities in Québec and two in Labrador." - illustrated - From Memorial University of Newfoundland - 
Facts for Kids: Innu Indians (Montagnais and Naskapi Innus) __ Information about the Innu Indians (Innus) for students and teachers. Covers the Naskapi and Montagnais Indians. An interesting text and many resources. - From Native Languages of the Americas - 

The Future of Voisey's Bay __ Differing views about natural resources. "The exploration programmes, not only in the Voisey's Bay area, but throughout much of the Innu lands, have proceeded without the consent of the Innu people...and the rapid pace has given rise to concerns, fears, and deep resentment among the Innu." - Chief Katie Rich, Utshimassit Band Council [Spring, 1995] - From - 

The History of the Innu Nation __ "According to Innu oral tradition, the world is an island created by wolverine and muskrat after a great flood. The Innu, however, came from another land situated to the southeast called Tshishtashkamuku which is connected to the world by a narrow bridge." Learn what really happened. - From Gary Gangnier - 

Innu __ Learn about the history and culture of the Innu. There society and its ways was almost destroyed but there is movement to preserve what is left. "The Innu live in Nitassinan, which is the area containing eastern Quebec and Labrador." - From Minnesota State University - 

Innu __ "The Innu are the indigenous inhabitants of an area they refer to as Nitassinan, which comprises most of what Canadians refer to as eastern Quebec and Labrador, Canada." An encyclopedic article with links to additional material. - From wikipedia - 

Innu History and Culture __ 4 click-to-read articles. - From -

Innu Legends __ You will find several click-to-read legends and myths of the Innu. - From - 

Innu | Survival International __ How do they live? What problems do they face? These are only a couple of the questions asked. Learn the answers. - From - 


Montagnais __ "Originally, about 10,000, and reaching its low-point of 2,000 in 1884. Currently, there are almost 13,000 Montagnais in Quebec with another 800 living in Labrador. The 1,100 Naskapi are also split - 600 in Quebec and 500 in Labrador, while the Attikamek have 4,600, all in Quebec. When all groups of the Montagnais are added together, the total is close to 20,000 making the Montagnais the largest group of Native Americans in Quebec after the Mohawk." a lot more to read. - By Lee Sultzman - 

Montagnais Language and the Montagnais Innu Nation __ a good explanation of Innu linguistic anthropology. "Montagnais Innu is an Algonquian language spoken by about 9000 people in eastern Canada. The Montagnais and Naskapi are actually part of the same Indian nation, calling themselves Innu; their languages, however, have diverged enough that most linguists consider them separate languages (though some do class Naskapi as a dialect of Montagnais, or both as dialects of the Cree language). - From Native American Languages -
Official website of the Naskapi Nation of Kawawachikamach, Québec __ Information about tribal government, organizations, nation, community and culture. - illustrated - From - 

Resources on the Innu __ Many online resources for the Innu people mixed in with a few resources for other tribes. - From - 

tipatshimuna - innu stories from the land - introduction __ "According to Innu oral tradition, the world is an island created by wolverine and mink after a great flood. The archaeological record shows that the Innu and their ancestors have occupied a large portion of Labrador and eastern Quebec for two thousand or more years. The Innu refer to this territory as "Nitassinan." An overview of Innu history and culture. - illustrated - From - 

Website of the Tshikapisk Foundation __ Learn about a non profit Innu organization concerned with social and cultural renewal. - illustrated - From The Tshikapisk Foundation - 


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