Skip To Content
- Blog -
Topic Search

Train to the Tribe

Note: Maasdam currently is at 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.


sept-iles-blog-1

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

sept-iles-blog-7

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.

sept-iles-blog-12

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.

1 Comment
  • frenchy

    We can describe this stop as a unique cultural experience !! I loved the way our guide has explained Innus’ tradition. I thoroughly enjoyed this port of call: Sept-Iles is very authentik and all the people we’ve met were nice and attentive to our needs. I would love to come back and learn more about the area!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

*