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Innu elder on last trek denied access to traditional lands –

Respected activist Elizabeth Penashue not allowed to enter Muskrat Falls due to Nalcor work

Feb 17, 2014

Sheshatshiu is an Innu Federal Reserve in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, located approximately 30 kilometres north of Goose Bay

Elizabeth Penashue, who lives on the Sheshatshiu reserve about 30 kilometres from Goose Bay, N.L., will embark tomorrow on her annual three-week long journey into the Mealy Mountains — a mountain range in southern Labrador.

The 69-year-old Innu elder is traversing the land by snowshoe and toboggan in the traditional Innu way.

“It’s very important for our culture, and to teach the children to not [lose] our culture”, she told CBC News from her home in Sheshatshiu.

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