- Present day Newfoundland and Labrador is home to four aboriginal peoples
- The Inuit, the Innu, the Metis, and the Micmac or Mi'kmaq.
- The Inuit are the descendants of the Thule people who migrated
to Labrador from the Canadian Artic 700 to 800 years ago.
The Innu, formerly known as the Naskapi-Montagnais,
are descended from Algonkian speaking hunter-gatherers
who were one of two Aboriginal peoples
inhabiting Labrador at the time of European arrival.
- The Labrador Metis are descendants of Europeans and
Labrador Native people, primarily the Inuit.
- The Newfoundland Micmac ( Mi'kmaq ) are found on the island of Newfoundland.
They are descended from Algonkian hunter-gatherers
whose homeland included what is now Nova Scotia,
Prince Edward Island, part of New Brunswick, and the Gaspe peninsula.
- This page is dedicated to the Micmac (Mi'kmaq) of Newfoundland.
- While historians and archaeologists have different views as to when
the Mi'kmaq first came to Newfoundland, the oral tradition
of the Newfoundland Mi'kmaq tells that they were living
in Newfoundland prior to first European contact.
Historical evidence shows that they were living in Newfoundland as early as the 16th century.
- If you are interested in the Mi'kmaq culture and history
please follow the links below to learn more about their past, present, and future.