Heritage Circuit on Ilnu’s Path



At / Near :

Mashteuiatsh

Language :  

english

Suggested transport :

   foot     

Trail :  

unrestricted

Points of interest :  

20

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Target :  

Everyone

Accessibility :

  • Permanently, the whole year
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Presented by

Société développement économique Ilnu


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Heritage Circuit on Ilnu’s Path

Description


Kuei, 

Discover the trace (ulikassitan)  of Ilnuatsh and take a moment to look around and let yourself get in the mood of 50, 100, 150 years ago. The one and only aboriginal community within the Saguenay-Lac-St-Jean is inviting you.

The legacy (kanikatamakuik uelutishiunau) of Pekuakamiulnuatsh manifest itself in different ways. Here are some traces (mehtauna) of our life (ilniun) in the community(ute ilnussihtsh) since 1856.

By following this path, you will learn how we adapted our way of life (Ilnu-aitun) to the sedentariness, while proudly keeping our customs and the traditions of our ancestors (tshutanishkutapaminuatsh).

In our desire to enhance and perpetuate these traditions, fragments of text in nehleun, the language of the Pekuakamiulnuatsh, will mark out the story (tipatshimum) you are about to discover. 

The following path wants to be a witness of the past...

This project was made possible through the participation of the SHAM, for which we are graceful. The heritage and culture sector of Pekuakamiulnautsh Takuhikan also contributed in the insertion of words in nehleun  in the texts, and thus made it possible to push the experience further, in bringing the feeling of specific elements of the Mashteuiatsh Ilnuatsh's culture and legacy. 

The circuit can be visited mostly on foot. A few points of interest are however a few kilometers from the center of the community. It is suggested to walk or bike the path through the heart of the circuit and to get to the more distant points of interest by car, or bike.

Overview of map and points of interest

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  1.  1. Tourism

  2.  2. Hospital

  3.  3. School

  4.  4. Robertson House

  5.  5. Promenade

  6.  6. Council of Mashteuiatsh

  7.  7. Camping Site

  8.  8. Post Office

  9.  9. The First Chapel

  10.  10. Kateri Church

  11.  11. Presbytery

  12.  12. Museum

  13.  13. Residential school

  14.  14. Cemetery and Anglican Church

  15.  15. Catholic cemetery

  16.  16. Agriculture

  17.  17. Hudson's Bay Company

  18.  18. Radio

  19.  19. Railway

  20.  20. Waterways

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