Montagnais


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Mon·tag·nais

 (mŏn′tən-yā′)
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.]

Montagnais

(ˌmɒntənˈjeɪ)
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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(5.) Les Atikamekw se regrouperent d'abord avec les Innus pour former le Conseil des Atikamekw et des Montagnais. Cette alliance prit fin en 1994.
Specific official agreements have been reached since with a number of First Nations: Micmac, Huron-Wendat, Montagnais and Abenaki.
Les Registres de Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre rapportent plusieurs dons en fourrures et bagues d'argent emanant d'Algonquins, Montagnais, Abenaquis et Malecites; ils soulignent aussi le passage de Micmacs, Tetes de Boules (Atikamekw) et de Papinachois.
He overcame incredible barriers to become the first Montagnais surgeon in Canada and later returned home to help the people in his small village.
Le meme genre de phenomene est egalement decrit par Clark (1988), qui a effectue une enquete sociolinguistique dans la communaute montagnaise du village de Sheshatshiu au Labrador (le montagnais est une langue de la famille algonquienne).
The review of the study, commissioned by the Innu Nation, Conseil Des Atikamekw et des Montagnais and Naskapi Band of Quebec was released July 28 (1994).
Il ne nous apprend a peu pres rien sur la culture montagnaise, mais certaines legendes parmi celles qui ne sont pas trop tronquees pourraient a la limite servir de materiel comparatif aux chercheurs faisant des etudes serieuses sur la tradition orale en milieu montagnais. Les illustrations des legendes par Christine Sioui sont interessantes, mais on se demande pourquoi elles n'ont pas ete realisees par un artiste montagnais de Mashteuaisth, car il y a en plusieurs.
Today, while visiting the Innu community of Maliotenam, Dan Vandal, Member of Parliament for Saint-BonifaceSaint-Vital and Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Indigenous Services, announced funding for the renovation and expansion of the Centre de radaptation Miam Uapukun in Maliotenam, as well as for repairs to Des Montagnais Boulevard in the community of Uashat.
Finally, with the cold weather coming on and without adequate clothing or supplies to remain on the prairie, the captain of the hunt, Louison Montagnais, called a meeting.
Since these names are held within the Slade ledger of the generalized "Indian Account" some of them could also indicate Montagnais (Innu) people or other ethnicities, requiring further research.
"The Montagnais 'hunting territory' and the fur trade." American Anthropologist 56 (5): 1-59.