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n. pl. Montagnais
1. A member of a Native American people inhabiting an extensive area in Quebec and Labrador.
2. The Algonquian language of the Montagnais and Naskapi.

[Canadian French, from French montagne, mountain; see Montagnard.]


n, pl -gnais (jeɪ; jeɪz) or -gnaises (jeɪz)
1. (Peoples) a member of an Innu people living in Labrador and eastern Quebec
2. (Languages) the Algonquian language of this people
[C18: from French: of the mountain, from montagne mountain]
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Contract Awarded to Proceed with the construction of the Western section of the 735 kV electricity transmission line linking the Montagnais substation to the Romaine 4 generating station
Indeed, it is shortly after the birth and death of the child whom she names Emmanuel (literally, "God is with us" but more broadly "saviour" by way of its association with Christ) that Elle encounters the old "bear woman," a Montagnais shaman who more fully incorporates Elle into the logic of a different cultural system whose particular "distribution of the sensible" allows for, among other things, the real transformation of people into animals.
Its text refers to a "Man of Canada," a crude caricature of a Montagnais or Huron Indian who, "rough and rude / with bare, nimble feet," joins an exotic company of Egyptians, Italian pantaloons, and Spanish soldiers in a song of thanksgiving for the civilizing power of the queen's neoplatonic love.
The Jesuit Relations: Soon after he first came to Quebec, the Jesuit Jean de Brebeuf spent an entire winter among the Montagnais people.
The Montagnais (Innu) have traditional clothing worn on special occasions.
Il lui a suggere d'etudier plutot les Montagnais du Quebec, etude qu'il n'a finalement jamais realisee (in Saladin d'Anglure, 2004).
who has Bonaparte ancestry, as well as Francis Verreault-Paul, who is Montagnais.
Le lendemain matin, les hommes renvoyes par Pendergast retournent au chantier pour stopper les activites; pendant l'affrontement, deux des leurs, Achille Levasseur et Jules Montagnais, sont arretes par la police pour avoir agresse l'un des remplacants.
21) Examples include the United Annishnaabeg Councils in Ontario, the Meadow Lake Tribal Council in Saskatchewan and the Montagnais and Attikamek in Quebec.
The Nation Innu Matimekush-Lac John, is an Indian Band legally known as Montagnais de Schefferville, located in Schefferville Quebec.
7), who has been popularly credited as the original discoverer of Buchans, was born in Halls Bay into a Montagnais and Mi'kmaq family.
Descended from Anishinaabe, Cree, Innu or Montagnais, Algonquin, Ojibwe, Menominee, Chippewa, (mothers and grandmothers) and European grandfathers, the Metis of Canada are the only mixed -blood peoples to be recognized as being a nation.