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Q: I would like your help. if possible, to find the Native ancestry of a friend of mine. She comes from Nova Scotia and was raised 'Roman Catholic' which meant that any delving into her ancestry was discouraged. She was only told that 'her people' refered to themselves as 'Mountaineers'. I came across a mention of them on television but didn't manage to tape it. Your web site contains the most numerous 'Tribes' so I am hoping that you can help my friend discover something of her Native Heritage.

I thank you for your time and consideration.

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A: Probably the Montagnais Innu ('Montagnais' means 'Mountaineer' in French). Try our pages http://www.native-languages.org/montagnais.htm and http://www.native-languages.org/innu.htm for links and resources on the Innu people.

Hope that helps!
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