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Native American Tribes of Newfoundland and Labrador

This is an index to the Native American language and cultural information on our website pertaining to Newfoundland Indian tribes. Some pages contain more information than others. If you belong to an indigenous tribe from Newfoundland and Labrador that is not currently listed on this page and you would like to see it here, please contact us about how to contribute information to our site.



The original inhabitants of the area that is now Newfoundland and Labrador included:

The Beothuk
The Inuit ("Eskimos")
The Innu
The Mi'kmaq

Federally recognized First Nations in Newfoundland and Labrador today include:

Miawpukek First Nation (Mi'kmaq)
P. O. Box 10
Conne River
Newfoundland A0H 1J0
http://www.mfngov.ca/

Mushuau Innu First Nation
PO Box 190
Natuashish, Labrador
Newfoundland A0P 1A0
http://www.mushuau.com/

Nunatsiavut Government (Inuit)
12 Sandbanks Road
P.O. Box 70
Nain, Labrador
Newfoundland A0P 1L0
http://www.nunatsiavut.com/

Sheshatshiu Innu First Nation
PO Box 160
North West River, Labrador
Newfoundland A0P 1M0

Other Aboriginal communities of Newfoundland and Labrador include:

The Labrador Metis Nation
P.O. Box 460, Stn. C
Happy Valley - Goose Bay, NL A0P 1C0
http://www.labradormetis.ca/

Recommended books about Newfoundland and Labrador Native Americans:

*Extinction: the Beothuks of Newfoundland: History book about the tragic fate of the Newfoundland Beothuk people.
*Glous'gap Stories of the Micmac Indians: Collection of traditional Glooscap stories retold by a Mi'kmaq author and illustrator.
*The Mi'kmaq Anthology: Collection of cultural writings by the Mi'kmaq people of Newfoundland, Nova Scotia, and New Brunswick.
*We Were Not the Savages: A Mi'kmaq Perspective: Colonial history from the Micmac oral tradition.
A Way of Life That Does Not Exist: Book probing Innu relationships with the Canadian government.

Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in the province of Newfoundland and Labrador:

Aboriginal Peoples: Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage: Detailed information on Newfoundland and Labrador Native Americans from prehistory to today.
Ktaqamkuk Mi'kmaq Alliance: Advocacy organization for the Micmac people of Newfoundland and Labrador.
Labrador Virtual Museum: Innu: Images of the Labrador Innu people.
Beothuk History: Tribal history of the Newfoundland Beothuks. Aboriginal Place Names of Labrador: Map of Labrador labeled with placenames in Labrador Native languages.



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