People of Sheshatshit, The

In the Land of the Innu

José Mailhot (Author) 

Translated by Axel Harvey.

The people of Sheshatshit and their fellow Innu attracted world-wide attention with a campaign, waged for several years, against low-level flying exercises conducted over their land by NATO airforces. These Innu have occupied the Lake Melville region since ancient times and have a vast network of relationships throughout Quebec and Labrador. This book describes their social organization and hierarchy, the evolution of Innu speech, kinship and its role in their lives, and how they "occupy" immense territory. Their "territorial battles" are based on their connection with the land and their ideas of sovereignty and responsibility.

ISERBooks. Softcover. Published in 1997. 208 pages. ISBN 0-919666-88-4. B&w photos, maps.

$24.95 CAD

Subjects: Culture, Politics, and IdentityIndigenous StudiesNewfoundland and Labrador Studies