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The film "Nakatuenita: Respect" provides a sweep of the Innu history and cultural practices along with the many changes and challenges they have faced while protecting their relationship with the land. The documentary is now available online, and it can also be used as a teaching resource.

The Innu Nation were among the last nomadic people in North America. Their homeland was a vast territory called Nitassinan. Pressured by the Church and Governments the Innu were settled into communities in the middle of the 20th century, then the Churchill Falls Hydro Project flooded vast areas of their land without permission. Their communities fell apart and into despair. Now the Innu are taking back control of their land, government, schools, social services and their resources which are overseen by the Environmental Guardians.

"Nakatuenita: Respect" is co-produced by Richard Nuna, Innu Nation and Dr Trudy Sable, Community Conservation Research Network - Saint Mary's University, and directed by the award-winning filmmaker Kent Martin. 

Read more on Saint Mary's website:
Saint Mary’s collaboration with Innu Nation seen in documentary film screening

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