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Canoes with Sails

5:18 min. - When the wind is favourable and we’re on a large lake, we attach the canoes two by two and raise the sails.

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Pierre Michel - I was kupaniesh. I accompanied a hunter. He showed me how he did things. How to interpret tracks, set a trap, stretch a skin. How to understand the prey. I listened to what he said, watched what he did. I worked. He knew his territory. I was both helper and pupil. I took care of the camp. We never ran out of wood. There was always water. The hunter could send his kupaniesh. That's how I learned.
Music - Philippe Mckenzie

Groups of Innu in canoes with sails
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amipushu
quiet water surface
ka tshimanakaniht kukushuakanashkuat
place where the poles have been left
kakatshat
multi-leveled portage
kapatakan-meshkanau
portage path
kapatauat
they’re portaging
kassekau
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kusseupu
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manukashunanu
they set up the camp
matapeshtau
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minishtiku
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nakatshun
at the foot of the rapids
naneu
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natai-kukushu
going upriver using a pole
nutinakamishtin
the breeze has made small ripples on the lake
pakauat
they disembark from the canoe
paushtiku
rapids
pimashu
he moves with the wind
piutamu
he descends the rapids in a canoe
takuaitsheu
she directs the canoe
tshiashi-nikuashkan
ancient cemetary
uanikamuat
getting into the canoe
uauakashkuaimuat
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