The Innu are an indigenous people whose homeland Nitassinan encompasses most
of Labrador and much of Eastern Quebec in Canada. The Innu are often confused
with their Inuit neighbours, but are more closely related to Native American
Indians to the south.
As recently as 50 years ago the Innu were still a permanently nomadic people. During the winter and spring the Innu would journey to find new hunting grounds or to follow migrating herds of caribou (a kind of deer). For centuries the caribou has provided the Innu with materials for tools and shelter as well as food and clothing. During the summer the Innu would canoe to the coast to meet each other and to trade.
Generation after generation of Innu lived this way, developing skills and techniques perfectly suited to their environment.