People Facts

Peoples of the Circumpolar Regions: Innu

Located at 55 ° latitude, -61° longitude.

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.


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