Sept-Iles

When I visited Sept-Iles, the train service to visit the Innu Community had not yet started. But I did get an overview from a helicopter, and the trip along the Moise River looked promising then.

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I did get to visit the train’s destination, where I spent an afternoon with the Innu people.

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It was an absolutely fascinating experience, where I got to hear Innu stories, see a drum demonstration and sample some of the food, such as smoked salmon (from the world-renowned Moise River) and bannick bread, baked in an earth oven.

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The drum ceremony was something truly special. Only the elder men in the tribe, and only certain ones of them, are allowed to play the drum, which is a sacred instrument among the Innu.

Sept Iles is an Avid Cruiser Recommended Destination on Saint Lawrence Cruise Itineraries.

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