People and Places

Numbering more than 17,000, the Innu - formerly known as Montagnais or Naskapi Indians - inhabit Nitassinan (Labrador and eastern Quebec). The vast majority of Innu continue to speak Innu-aimun.

In this section, learn more about Innu communities and institutions, including the lives of Tshishennuat (Elders) in Labrador Innu communities, the contribution of Innu artists to this website, and stories by Innu youth.

The Innu people have undergone great changes over the last 50 years as they have become increasingly integrated into the global economy.