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Davis Inlet: 'We don't do anything... we are lazy'

"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.

Former chief of Davis Inlet Katie Rich says Innu have themselves to blame for their despair.
Medium: Television
Program: Here & Now
Broadcast Date: June 17, 1998
Reporter: Azzo Rezori
Duration: 5:55

Last updated: January 4, 2013

Page consulted on December 6, 2013

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