The Innu are the descendants of the Point Revenge People, who were the only inhabitants of Labrador until the Inuit Ancestors known as the Thule Culture arrived around 1300.
The Naskapi are Innu but speak a slightly different dialect, and reside mainly in Labrador and Northern Quebec.
The Innu are some of the first Aboriginal People to be contacted by White Settlers in Canada.
Innu in Innu-Aimun means “Human Being”
We call our territory Nitassinan which means “Our Land.”
The Naskapi call their Territory St’aschinuw which means “Land” or “Earth.”
Aimun means, Word, Speak & Language in Innu.
So our Language is literally called “Human Being Speak, Language or Word”
Innu tradition is centred around the greatest feast of them all, the Makushanu which means “Caribou Feast” this feast is held in honour of the Great Caribou spirits during the first week of spring, and to give thanks to the Caribou & and for good hunting in the next season.
It is a time for all Innu and all Non-Innu to get together and Tell Stories of how the World was Created, and how the Sun was born.
Due to Innu Tradition we follow the Caribou from Quebec to Labrador during the winter time, and we move to coastal areas during the Spring and Summer to Fish and grow Crops.
The Innu & Naskapi are traditional Nomadic people who are very proud of their culture.
We are an Algonquin speaking people apart of the Central Algonquin language family.
The French had Called the Innu of the Coastal and Inland areas Montagnais which means “Mountain People”
The Innu living in Labrador and Northern Quebec are known as The Naskapi.
We no longer use the Term Montagnais, as we view it offensive.
We prefer Innu.
The Naskapi still use Naskapi.
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Indian Horse was powerful Please don't miss this film about the painful reality of what Indigenous people suffered from.After the film a small group welcomed us drummed and sang in a circle we stood and you could feel the power of the drum.A young man who played a role in the film was present from Burns Lake - Braeden Crouse (Lonnie).The need to understand forgive hear and forgive is here. So good to see this film .Please check it out and it takes all of us to heal.See my FB page for video of this.
Had a great day teach Strength & Conditioning principles with @coach_adamp at CrossFit Closer today. What made it even better was the amazing group of coaches from the Cree Nation of Chisasibi! Thank you to @eeyoufitness for having his team down to Ottawa to learn from us today! Always a pleasure working with these kids! 🔷
The Cree People hold a special place in my heart, ever since my dear friend @andrewrandall__ introduced me to the community a few years back, I've been charmed by what the people stand for and how they carry themselves. The Cree are resilient people, kind hearted, funny, and will give you the shirt off their back if you need it!
Wether it was teaching in the Cree schools, exposing the youth of Chisasibi to entrepreneurship with @andrewrandall__ @joshprinsen Coralee Lalonde, & Richard Deboer or learning from the elders and wisemen like Roy, I've always felt at home in Chisasibi, it was great to return the favor and show you guys my home this time! 🔷
@nelson_pash @eeyoufitness @gettinggeorge @mchiskamish and the rest of the coaches up there in Chisasibi keep doing great things!
@mountain_manly ....Traditional, authentic, buck skin 24" quiver. Wall hanger or fully functional. sassafras inner and outer spine. Stitched and lashed with senew. Fur inner,rolled on the end. Glass crow beads, pine stained barrel knots with regalia brass jingles bells. Tracks Designed and burned in with hot stick. This pc I made for a very close friend who ALWAYS wants what I make, she asked,I made.
Chimehwich to her and to my creator for giving me the vision to see this..AHO! niizh mukwa.. keeper of my family's 4 fires and proud warrior (definition of warrior).. to serve others!
Hanging out with the skunk cabbage during our Talaysay'sTalking Trees walk. There were huge patches of it everywhere. I know it primarily as an anti spasmodic but our lovely guide Candace told us that in her culture (Sechelt and Squamish First Nation) they use the leaves like wax paper in the kitchen. They also dry berries on it layer by layer to make fruit leather, old school fruit roll ups. We Westerners do have a way of screwing things up. Thanks for the wonderful walk @aboriginal_and_eco_tours ! #skunkcabbage#antispasmodic#waxpaper#sechelt#squamish#firstnation
The Nēhilaw have had many names.
We have been named Montagnais by the French as well as Naskapi.
Montagnais (Moan-Than-Yay) in French means: “Mountain People”
Naskapi (Nas-Ka-Pee) means: “People Beyond The Horizon”
We have also been called Neenoilno & Tshetsiuetineuerno.
Neenoilno are the people known by the French as Montagnais.
Tshetsietineuerno are the people known by the French as Naskapi.
But currently we choose to be called Innu, which in Innu-Aimun means “People” or “Human Being”
Neenoilno means “Perfect People”
Tshetsiuetineuerno means “People Of The North East”
Carcross or Caribou Crossing as it was once know is home to the Carcross / Tagish First Nations. It used to be a fishing and hunting camp for the Tlingit and Tagish peoples then became a busier hub during the Klondike Gold Rush; a popular stopping place for prospectors. A community of about 300 or so people live here still. #exploreyukon#explorecanada
Lidded basket, ash splint, wood, & pigment, 14” h x 13” w x 8” d. Onondaga, circa 1840, New York. Met collection. "The Onondaga (Onöñda’gaga’ or "Hill Place") people are one of the original five constituent nations of the Iroquois (Haudenosaunee) Confederacy in northeast North America. Their traditional homeland is in and around present-day Onondaga County, New York, south of Lake Ontario. They are known as Gana’dagwëni:io’geh to the other Iroquois tribes."