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Sheshatshiu
Sheshatshiu
Sheshatshiu
( Innu
Innu
pronunciation: [ʃehatʃju])[6] is an Innu Federal Reserve in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, located approximately 30 kilometres north of Goose Bay. (Some references may spell the community's name as Sheshatshit — the t spelling is more traditional in the Innu-aimun
Innu-aimun
language, but the u is used more commonly in English to avoid inappropriate connotations. The name means "a narrow place in the river".) The community is inhabited by the Sheshatshiu
Sheshatshiu
Innu
Innu
First Nation, whose current chief is Eugene Hart.Contents1 Geography 2 History 3 Population 4 Notable people 5 ReferencesGeography[edit] Sheshatshiu
Sheshatshiu
is located adjacent to Inuit community of North West River
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Davis Inlet
Davis Inlet
Davis Inlet
was a Naskapi
Naskapi
community in the Canadian province of Newfoundland and Labrador, formerly inhabited by the Mushuau Innu First Nation. It was named for its adjacent fjord, itself named for its non-aboriginal discoverer, John Davis.Contents1 Settlement 2 Social problems 3 References 4 External linksSettlement[edit] The community developed around 1924 during a period of sparse caribou populations when the Innu began spending their summers along the shoreline of Davis Inlet. This location was chosen because of its accessibility, its offering of other non-caribou food sources, and the presence of a Hudson's Bay Company
Hudson's Bay Company
trading post that was able to supply traps, ammunition, tobacco, butter, sugar and flour to the Innu in exchange for furs. Davis Inlet
Davis Inlet
was also frequented by Roman Catholic missionaries, whom the Innu found helpful
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Indian Act
WikiProjectIndigenous North AmericansFirst NationsCommons WiktionaryInuitCommons WiktionaryMétisCommons Wiktionaryv t eThe Indian Act (An Act respecting Indians, French: Loi sur les Indiens), (the Act) is a Canadian Act of Parliament that concerns registered Indians, their bands, and the system of Indian reserves.[1][2]</ref> First passed in 1876 and still in force with amendments, it is the primary document which defines how the Government of Canada
Government of Canada
interacts with the 614 First Nation bands in Canada and their members. Throughout its long history the Act has been an ongoing subject of controversy and has been interpreted in different ways by both Aboriginal Canadians and non-Aboriginal Canadians
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Churchill River (Atlantic)
The Churchill River is a river in Newfoundland and Labrador
Labrador
which flows east from the Smallwood Reservoir
Smallwood Reservoir
in Labrador
Labrador
into the Atlantic Ocean via Lake Melville
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Lester Burry
Lester L. Burry (1898–1977) born Safe Harbour, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland.Contents1 A United Church Minister 2 Politics 3 Post-Confederation 4 See alsoA United Church Minister[edit] Lester Burry was baptized Methodist in 1898 and ordained a minister by the Newfoundland Conference of the Methodist Church in 1924. The Newfoundland Conference of the Methodist Church entered into union with the United Church of Canada at the time of its inception in 1925, although the Dominion of Newfoundland did not enter into confederation with Canada until 1949 Politics[edit] Burry was the National Convention Delegate for Labrador from 1946 to 1948
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Joey Smallwood
Joseph Roberts "Joey" Smallwood, PC, CC (December 24, 1900 – December 17, 1991) was a Newfoundland and Canadian politician. He was the main force who brought the dominion of Newfoundland into the Canadian Confederation
Canadian Confederation
in 1949, becoming the first premier of Newfoundland, serving until 1972. As premier, he vigorously promoted economic development, championed the welfare state, and emphasized modernization of education and transportation. Smallwood was a socialist in philosophy, noting in a 1974 documentary that he considered the People's Republic of China
People's Republic of China
to be the ideal social state; he would nonetheless collaborate with bankers, turning against the militant unions that sponsored numerous strikes. The results of his efforts to promote industrialization were mixed, with the most favourable results in hydroelectricity, iron mining and paper mills. Smallwood was charismatic and controversial
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Indian Reserve
WikiProjectIndigenous North AmericansFirst NationsCommons WiktionaryInuitCommons WiktionaryMétisCommons Wiktionaryv t eIn Canada, an Indian reserve (French: réserve autochtone) is specified by the Indian Act as a "tract of land, the legal title to which is vested in Her Majesty, that has been set apart by Her Majesty for the use and benefit of a band."[1] First Nations
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Substance Dependence
Substance dependence also known as drug dependence is an adaptive state that develops from repeated drug administration, and which results in withdrawal upon cessation of drug use.[1][2] A drug addiction, a distinct concept from substance dependence, is defined as compulsive, out-of-control drug use, despite negative consequences.[1][2] An addictive drug is a drug which is both rewarding and reinforcing.[1] ΔFosB, a gene transcription factor, is now known to be a critical component and common factor in the development of virtually all forms of behavioral addiction and drug addictions,[3][4][5] but not dependence. Within the framework of the 4th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-IV), substance dependence is redefined as a drug addiction, and can be diagnos
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Alcoholism
Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder (AUD), is a broad term for any drinking of alcohol that results in mental or physical health problems.[12] The disorder was previously divided into two types: alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence.[1][13] In a medical context, alcoholism is said to exist when two or more of the following conditions is present: a person drinks large amounts over a long time period, has difficulty cutting down, acquiring and drinking alcohol takes up a great deal of time, alcohol is strongly desired, usage results in not fulfilling responsibilities, usage results in social problems, usage results in health problems, usage results in risky situations, withdrawal occurs when stopping, and alcohol tolerance has occurred with use.[1] Risky situations include drinking and driving or having unsafe sex, among other things.[1] Alcohol use can affect all parts of the body, but it particularly affects the brain, heart, liver, pancreas, and immune system.[3][4] This can
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Catholicism
The Catholic Church, also known as the Roman Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with more than 1.29 billion members worldwide.[4] As one of the oldest religious institutions in the world, it has played a prominent role in the history and development of Western civilisation.[5] Headed by the Bishop of Rome, known as the Pope, the church's doctrines are summarised in the Nicene Creed
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Royal Newfoundland Regiment
The Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Regiment
(R NFLD R) is a Primary Reserve infantry regiment of the Canadian Army. It is part of the 5th Canadian Division's 37 Canadian Brigade Group. Predecessor units trace their origins to 1795, and since 1949 Royal Newfoundland Regiment
Regiment
has been a unit of the Canadian Army. During the First World War
First World War
the battalion-sized regiment was the only North American unit to fight in the Gallipoli
Gallipoli
campaign of 1915. Later in the war the regiment was virtually wiped out at Beaumont Hamel on July 1, 1916, the first day of the Battle of the Somme
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Cree Language
Cree
Cree
/ˈkriː/[4] (also known as Cree–Montagnais–Naskapi) is a dialect continuum of Algonquian languages
Algonquian languages
spoken by approximately 117,000 people across Canada, f
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David Penashue
David Penashue is an Innu rock singer and songwriter from the Atlantic province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. He is the founder of the group Tipatchimun.[1] References[edit]^ Brian Wright-McLeod (2005). The Encyclopedia of Native Music: More Than a Century of Recordings from Wax Cylinder to the Internet. University of Arizona Press. p. 193. ISBN 978-0-8165-2448-8. External links[edit]Profile on Atlantic Seabreeze Information from Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage siteThis article about a Canadian musician is a stub
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Stephen Harper
Stephen Joseph Harper PC (born April 30, 1959) is a Canadian economist, entrepreneur, and retired politician who served as the 22nd Prime Minister of Canada, from February 6, 2006, to November 4, 2015. He was the first Canadian Prime Minister to come from the modern Conservative Party of Canada, which was formed by a merger of the Progressive Conservative Party and the Canadian Alliance. Harper was elected to the House of Commons of Canada
Canada
for the riding of Calgary Southwest
Calgary Southwest
in Alberta
Alberta
from 2002 to 2015 and for Calgary Heritage until 2016. Earlier, from 1993 to 1997, he was the federal MP for Calgary
Calgary
West, representing the Reform Party of Canada. He was one of the founding members of the Reform Party, but did not seek re-election in the 1997 federal election
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CBC News
CBC News
CBC News
is the division of the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation responsible for the news gathering and production of news programs on the corporation's English-language operations, namely CBC Television, CBC Radio, CBC News
CBC News
Network, and CBC.ca
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Gull Island, Labrador
Gull Island is a small island in the Churchill river in Labrador, in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada. The Lower Churchill Project will create a major dam in the area. 52°57′54.21″N 61°22′23.77″W / 52.9650583°N 61.3732694°W / 52.9650583; -61.3732694 (Gull Island)Coordinates: 52°57′54.21″N 61°22′23.77″W / 52.9650583°N 61.3732694°W / 52.9650583; -61.3732694 (Gull Island)This Labrador
Labrador
location article is a stub
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