Visit to the Land
Because their culture is nomadic, all Innu communities are located close to a large river or lake, because these waterways are communication routes used yearly. The route we are visiting is Mishta-shipu, the Great River (Moisie). The underwater field of poles illustrated in the site’s home page can also be found on this route.
3:21 min - It’s the kind of trip requiring canoes, oars, etc. And in order to have them, you have to make ...
6:07 min - Ashuanipi is a very big lake with many islands. There is a cemetery on one of them. We’ll go ...
6:40 min - We fish and hunt to feed ourselves during the trip. Also, it's important to visit a friend who died ...
Canoes with Sails
5:18 min - When the wind is favourable and we’re on a large lake, we attach the canoes two by two and ...
4:49 min - Sometimes large expanses have been flooded by beavers. In that case, we visit by canoe.
7:15 min - Innu have used the portage route ror an extremely long time. Thousands of stories were born of this experience. This ...
We’ll Leave at Night
7:13 min - When the lakes are very big, we cross them at night so the wind doesn't take us by surprise.
2:34 min - “We felt sad on the portage route the day we heard on the radio about the army entering the Mohawk ...
7:35 min - There’s a place on the land where we’ve preserved traces of the entire nomadic period of the Moisie ...