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Davis Inlet: Canada's third world

"We are a lost people." That description by an Innu chief seemed fitting when a shocking video of six gas-sniffing teens, screaming they wanted to die, was broadcast to the world. The once-nomadic Innu of Labrador have struggled under a haze of isolation, poverty and addiction ever since their 1967 settlement. A second relocation, this time from the shantytown of Davis Inlet to the new community of Natuashish, offered much promise, but it was just the beginning of a long healing process.

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Medium: Radio
Program: As It Happens
Broadcast Date: Jan. 27, 1993
Guest(s): Bill Partridge
Host: Michael Enright, Alan Maitland
Duration: 10:26

Last updated: November 23, 2012

Page consulted on September 10, 2014

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