Tshaukuesh Elizabeth Penashue

RECONNECTING WITH EARTH – Innu Nation, Labrador, Canada ~

Innu elder, cultural & environmental activist, author of Nitinikiau Innusi: I Keep the Land Alive, based on her diary in Innu-aimun language of daily experiences, reflections on court appearances, interviews with reporters, trad. & modern Innu life. Led Innu campaign against NATO’s low-level flying & bomb testing on Innu land during 1980s/90s. Led walks & canoe trips in nutshimit: “on the land” for years, to teach people about Innu culture & knowledge. Recipient of National Aboriginal Achievement Award & honorary doctorate from Memorial University of NL. Website not up to date, but anyway:

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