Benoit First Nation - Penwaaq Línuík

Our Beothuk Connections


Yellow dots are all of the known precontact archaeology sites on the island. The Beothuk sites are red dots


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Our connections

The Mi'kmaq in Western Newfoundland shared the land with our Beothuk brothers and sisters since time immortal. Our oral history tells us that there was friendship, intermarrying, mingling of the peoples and a great mutual respect for each other. It is true that the Beothuk retreated inland, up the Exploits river with the arrival of the European settlers who deprived them of their coastal food sources. The apathetic settlers soon spread their plagues across the land. These factors led to the demise of the culture of the Beothuk people. Only the blood remains as it runs through the veins of the local Mi'kmaq people.

Sagamaw Jasen Benwah

Penwaaq Línuík(Benoit First Nation)


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