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Atikamekw Culture and History

As a complement to our Atikamekw language information, we would like to share our collection of indexed links about the Atikamekw people and various aspects of their society.

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The emphasis of these pages is on American Indians as a living people with a present and a future as well as a past. Atikamekw history is interesting and important, but the Atikameks are still here today, too, and we try to feature modern writers as well as traditional folklore, contemporary art as well as museum pieces, and the issues and struggles of today as well as the tragedies of yesterday. Suggestions for new links are always welcome.

Our Atikamekw Websites

Atikamekw Language:
    Information and language learning materials from the Atikamekw Indian language.
Atikamekw Facts for Kids:
    Questions and answers about Atikamekw culture.
Atikamekw Legends:
    Collection of Atikamekw Indian legends and folktales.

Atikamekw Tribal and Community Links

Atikamekw Nation Council/Conseil de la Nation Atikamekw Sipi:
    Official Atikamekw homepage with cultural and historical information in French and English.
Manawan * Opitciwan * Wemotaci:
    Government profiles of the Atikamekw First Nations of Quebec.
Window on the Attikameks:
    Contact information and demographic information about the three Atikamekw communities.

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Eci Mikoian:
    Compelling photo-essay about Cree, Algonquin, and Atikamekw life.
To Please The Caribou:
    Art book display of painted caribou-skin coats of the Innu, Cree, and Atikameks of Quebec and Labrador.
Saisons atikamekw:
    Book in French about a social worker's experiences on an Atikamekw reserve.
American Indian Books:
    Evolving list of books about Native Americans in general.

Maps of Attikamekw Lands

First Nations Map: * Location of Amerindian Communities:
    Maps showing the eleven First Nations of Quebec.
Location of the Algonquin Groups:
    Map of 17th-century Algonkin and Attikamekw ("Attikamegue") territory.
Virtual Museum of New France: Northern Algonquians:
    Historical maps and articles about the Tete de Boule, Micmac, Ojibway, and other northeastern tribes.

Attikamekw Lifestyle and Traditions

Atikamekw People * Atikamekw * Attikamekw Profile:
    Attikamekw Indian culture and way of life.
Attikamek (Tête-de-Boule):
    History of the Attikamek tribe in Canada.
Native Watercraft:
    Pictures comparing Attikamek and other Indian canoe styles.
César's Bark Canoe:
    Video of an Attikamek man building a traditional birchbark canoe.
Atikamekw Cultural Objects:
    Museum exhibit with photographs of Atikamekw clothing, tools, and other artifacts.
Gateway to Aboriginal Heritage: Atikameks:
    Online exhibit of Atikamekw artifacts from the Canadian Museum of Civilization.
Tete-de-Boule Ethnobotany:
    Information on the traditional uses of plants in the Atikamekw tribe.
Atikamekw maple syrup:
    Article about the Atikamekw tradition of maple sap harvesting.
Obedjiwan * Weymontachie * Manawan:
    Fact sheets about education in the Atikamekw First Nations.
The Attikameks:
    Articles about contemporary Atikamekw life, from Indian and Northern Affairs Canada.
Manawan Atikamekw Flag: * Opitciwan Atikamekw Flag: * Wemotaci Atikamekw Flag:
    Atikamekw Indian flags.

Atikamekw Literature and Arts

Attikamek Birchbark Products:
    Traditional Atikamekw birch bark baskets and other crafts for sale online.
Decorative Art of the Têtes de Boule of Quebec:
    Anthropology text about Atikamekw art forms and design motifs.
Northern Voice Drummers * Manawan danse d'honneur:
    Videos of Atikamekw dancing and drumming from the Manawan pow wow.

Atikamekw Religion and Myth

Atikamekw Legends:
    Tete-de-Boule Indian legends and folktales.
Our Brothers and Sisters Atikamekw:
    Article about Atikamekw ceremony and spiritual traditions.

Attikamekw Politics, Issues and News

Manawan Atikamekw on the Move:
    Interviews with two Atikamekw people about indigenous protests against logging on their lands.
Families reveal pain of Atikamekw children's mysterious disappearances:
    News article about the unauthorized removal and adoption of Atikamekw children in the 60's and 70's.
Our community wants change * The death of Joyce Echaquan:
    Articles about discrimination and hardhsips faced by Atikamekw people in Quebec.

Attikamekw History and Genealogy Links

History of Manawan:
    Documentary movie about the history of the Manawan Reserve by an indigenous filmmaker.
Innu History:
    Tribal history of the Montagnais, Naskapi, and Atikamekw Indians.
Catholic Encyclopedia: Montagnais/Attikamegue:
    History of the missionizing of the Innu and Attikamekw Indians.
First Nations Treaties:
    Recent treaties between Quebec and the Attikamekws, in French.
Atikamekw Surnames:
    Census records of Atikamekw family names from 1911.
Manawan * Opitciwan * Wemotaci:
    Information about the three Atikamekw reserves.
Four Directions Institute: Innu and Atikamekw:
    Profile and historical timeline of the Atikamekw.

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Additional Resources, Links, and References

   Encyclopedia articles about the Atikamekw.
   Histoire des Atikamekw * Indiens Attikamègues * Atikameks * Les Attikameks:
   General information about the Atikamekw Indian people in French.
   Pueblo Atikamekw:
   Information about the Atikamekw in Spanish.
   Indigenous Quebec:
   Information and links about the First Nations of Quebec.
   Atikamekw Indians * Attikamekw Links:
   Atikamekw link pages.

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