An introduction to the history of the innu

L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia

Loss of culture, solvent abuse, religious conflict, family violence are all viewed as illness and the community treated itself through the dramatic productions of its young people.

The Innu relationship to the Roman Catholic Church and to Christianity as a whole is a complex one, as attachment to the church does not necessarily mean rejection of traditional beliefs, although until relatively recently, as church practices have changed, it did mean that these beliefs had to be hidden.

Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. The Naskapi made long, domed houses covered in caribou hides. These laws marked the decline of the Innu people. Pan-Indian forms of spirituality have also begun to take hold in the general population of Davis Inlet, much to the dismay of some anthropologists and journalists personal observation, Podolinsky Webber, who worked in the Davis area and submitted material to the National Museum, writes that Peters "never understood that the Innu had their own religion, beliefs and traditions which had served them well for a very, very long time and that the Christian religion was in many ways alien to Innu beliefs and could not take its place but could even become detrimental to their life.

Essentially, you can be interested, and like any topic you are interested in, you can start digging. This is probably going to leave you with more questions than answers, but I do hope that your perception of the question itself will have shifted. Burnham found crosses used as a design motif on fifteen painted caribou-skin coats made between andbut fourteen of these she identifies as "examples of the native type of cross" with arms of equal length.

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They believed that "Crow" would take it away. In they were supposed to number about 1,; in they were estimated at 1, and in they were officially reported at 1, living at Betsiamits BersimisEscoumains, Godbout, Grand Romaine, Lake St.

What I knew but did not understand, is that we were related to pretty much everyone in Alberta, lots of people in Saskatchewan and a bunch of people in northern BC. The attempt by the Catholic Church to regain its influence in the community by appropriating Innu traditions is welcomed by many elders but resented by many young leaders, and Henriksen believes that "the younger Innu leaders would come to demand that the drum be taken out of the church.

For example, Dorothy K. Lawrence, he would have come in contact with the Innu in Newfoundland. Armitage reports that "Respect is omnipresent in Innu culture; it is a key operating principle in their religious ideology" This is a good resourcefor example, though it is loooooong!

Introduction to the Innu

From the Innu perspective, their settlement into villages seemed to be part of a concerted attempt to separate them from their land, which was at the time becoming transformed for industrial purposes.

I respect the Church very much, but we have to go back to our old ways too" ibid: The work done by the American Bureau was monumental, well informed and incorporated the most advanced scholarship available at the time.

Traditional Innu Beliefs There are four main anthropological sources for information on traditional Labrador Innu spirituality and beliefs available in English: Six years later he united with them the Hurons and Algonkin in an expedition against the Iroquois.

Due to the high rate of alcohol and solvent abuse among Innu, at least some of which is the result of physical, sexual and psychological abuse from outside the community, substance abuse programs are in high demand.

Henriksen sees this case as an example where both Christian belief the power of the priest and Innu religion the power of the caribou marrow blend to effect a cure.

Housing Traditional crafts[ edit ] Traditional Innu craft is demonstrated in the Innu tea doll. At their request, the community was relocated to a nearby mainland site, now known as Natuashish. As with most bodies of mythology, Innu myths create cosmic order, provide positive or negative models for behavior, and explain contradictions in nature and in human behavior.

As the fur trade developed, European traders — many but not all of them men — integrated into these networks through marriage, making Indigenous women central actors in how the trade functioned. These days the hearth is a metal stove in the centre of the house.

They also negotiated compensation for another project on the Upper Churchillwhere large tracts of Actual traditional Innu hunting lands were flooded.

Podolinsky Webber asserts that during hunting time, "reliance on charms, in the ancient manner, is still considered essential for protection and hunting success" A Brief History of the Shiba Inu.

Originally, Shibas were bred to flush birds and small game and were occasionally used to hunt wild boar. Now they are primarily kept as pets, both in Japan and the United States. L’Encyclopédie de l’histoire du Québec / The Quebec History Encyclopedia Montagnais [Innu] Indians [This text was originally published in by the Bureau of American Ethnology as part of its Handbook of American Indians North of Mexico.

The Innu, formerly known as the Naskapi-Montagnais Indians, are an Algonkian-speaking people whose homeland (Nitassinan) is the eastern portion of the Quebec-Labrador peninsula. The word "Innu" means "human being", and the Innu language is called "Innu-aimun".

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Goose Hunt. Most Innu know how to call a goose: when spring returns, they salute them cordially and eat a few. Introduction. min. - In the past, goose-hunting season corresponded to the time when we returned towards the sea, and we often joined other Innu groups who were hunting geese.

Innu traders outside the Hudson's Bay Company trading post in Davis Inlet, History This section does With the introduction of trade cloth from the French and English, people began replacing the buckskin shirts with ones made of cloth.

Most still wore boots and pants made from caribou hide. Link to Lecture Outline for Week 2 Link to January The Backstory [part I]: Natives, Newcomers, and Contact in the North-Eastern North American Atlantic Region to Lecture Transcript: An Introduction to the History of Aboriginal Sailors of Hudson Bay.

Ioanchou and Son () Innu: Alexander Henderson, photograph, “Montagnais.

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