Content Providers

Peter Armitage, curator/facilitator (St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador)
Nympha Byrne, researcher (Natuashish, Labrador)

Innu Tshishennuat (Elders) who contributed to the project

Tshishennish Pasteen, Matinen (Rich) Katshinak, Matinen (Poker) Rich, Shimun Michel, Manian (Ashini) Michel, Pien Penashue, Nishet (Pokue) Penashue, Pinashue Benuen, Munik (Gregoire) Rich, Sheshin (Rich) Rich, Uniam Katshinak, Pinamen (Rich) Katshinak, Shuashem Nui, Etuat Mestenapeo, Nishapet Rich, Anishen (Katshinak) Rich, and Matinen (Selma) Michelin.

Elder consultations in Uashau-Mani-Utenam - Tenesh (Pone) Andrew, Pinashue
Penashue, Mani-Akat Mollen, Etien Mollen, Enen (Nolin) Mollen, Shenum
Mollen, Nashtash (Bellefleur) Bellefleur, and Shushepiss Bellefleur.

Innu translators and interpreters

An (Nuna) Rich, Mani-Shan (Piwas) Edmunds, Tamien Benuen, Mani-Nush Michel, Aniet (Michel) Bartmann, Etien Pastiwet, Nympha Byrne, and John Jack.

Innu artists

Manian (Rich) Penashue (Sheshatshiu, Labrador)
Mara Thomas (Ekuanitshu, Quebec)
Melvin Penashue (Tipatshimun, Sheshatshiu, Labrador)

Graphic design photo credits

The following people and institutions graciously provided access to photographs that were used in the graphic designs for the homepage and introductions to the "Collections" and "People and places" sections of the site: Betty Cawkill Ellis; Labrador Institute of Memorial University; Peary-MacMillan Arctic Museum; and Ray Webber.

Innu apprentices on the Pien ashtunu canoe component

Melvin Penashue (Sheshatshiu, Labrador)
Alistair Pone (Sheshatshiu, Labrador)

Thanks to Pashin Penashue (Sheshatshiu, Labrador) for his help video taping portions of Pien Penashue's canoe project Pien ashtunu .

Also thanks to

Randy Jarvis, Doug Crane, Marilyn Chubbs, Tracy Heard, Dwayne Thompson, and Amy Young at Peenamin McKenzie School in Sheshatshiu, Labrador, for reviewing the draft story line texts with their students and their work on the student stories for the "Young talents" section of the web site.

Thanks to the nine students from Peenamin McKenzie School in Sheshatshiu for contributing stories to the "Young talents" section of the web site.

Fred Wood, Queen Elizabeth Regional High School in Foxtrap, Conception Bay South, Newfoundland, for reviewing the draft story line texts.


The travel routes section of this website was heavily inspired by a similar site created by the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre, called "Lessons from the Land," that deals with the history and culture of the Dogrib people of the Northwest Territories. See We wish to acknowledge that the Heritage Centre is the creative genius behind the travel route concept which is a powerful way to place stories about the land and the material culture used there within their historical and geographic contexts.

Project Coordination

Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN)

Danielle Boily, Manager, Public Programs

Wendy Thomas, Project Director/Manager

Raphaëlle Aubin, Project Assistant

With the participation of fellow staff members Pierrette Gauthier, Natali Deroy, Gilbert Guibord, Robyn Jeffrey, Allison Simpson and Terry Smith

We would like to extend our thanks to Valérie Chartrand for her earlier role as project manager.

Project Partners & Collaborators

The Rooms, Provincial Museum Division, Newfoundland and Labrador (St. John's, Newfoundland)
Penny Houlden, Director

Innu Education Authority (Labrador)
Kanani Penashue

Innu Nation (Labrador)
Richard Nuna, Manager-Environment, Culture and Conservation

Canadian Conservation Institute (Ottawa, Ontario)
Tom Stone

Centre d'interprétation de la Côte-de-Beaupré (Château-Richer, Québec)
Françoise Demontigny Pelletier

Cultural Services Branch, Yukon Government (Whitehorse, Yukon)
Ed Krahn
Sarah Charlie

McCord Museum (Montreal, Quebec)
Guislaine LeMay

Musée amérindien de Masteuiatsh (Masteuiatsh, Quebec)
Louise Siméon

Musée montagnais d'Ekuanitshit, Conseil des Innus de Ekuanitshit (Ekuanitshu, Quebec)
Rita Mestokosho

Musée Shaputuan (Uashau-Mani-Utenam / Sept-Iles, Quebec)
Bernard St-Onge
Claude Francis

New Brunswick Museum (St. John, New Brunswick)
Andrea Kirkpatrick

University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
3260 South Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6324, USA
Marilyn Norcini, Senior Research Scientist, American Section

Multimedia Production

Idéeclic, the cybermuseology company


Andrée Christensen, Coordination, Canadian Heritage Information Network (CHIN)

Benoît Thouin, trad. a. En-Fr (Canada), TETRACOMM inc.

Institutional supporters

Canadian Heritage Information Network, Department of Canadian Heritage

Innu Nation, Sheshatshiu and Natuashish, Labrador

Peenamin McKenzie School (Sheshatshiu), Labrador School Board/Innu Education Authority (Sheshatshiu, Labrador)

Museums Assistance Program, Department of Canadian Heritage

The Rooms, Provincial Museum Division, Newfoundland and Labrador

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