Nitassinan: The Innu Struggle to Reclaim Their Homeland

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This article is about Marie Wadden's 1991 book. For the article about the geographical region, see Nitassinan.
The Innu Struggle to Reclaim Their Homeland
Nitassinan book cover.jpg
First edition cover of Canadian release
Author Marie Wadden
Country Canada
Subject The plight of Indigenous peoples
Genre Non-fiction, book[1]
Publisher Douglas & McIntyre
Publication date
December 1991
Media type Print (Hardcover & Paperback)
Pages 218 pp.
ISBN ISBN 9781550540017

Nitassinan: The Innu Struggle to Reclaim Their Homeland is a non-fiction book, written by Canadian writer Marie Wadden, first published in December 1991 by Douglas & McIntyre. In the book, the author chronicles the plight of the Innu people, indigenous inhabitants of an area they affectionately call "Nitassinan" which means "our land" in the Innu dialect.[2]

Awards and honours[edit]

Nitassinan received the 1992 "Edna Staebler Award for Creative Non-Fiction".[2] The author has written a second book entitled "Where the Pavement Ends, the Aboriginal Recovery Movement and the Urgent Need for Reconciliation", published in 2008 by Douglas & McIntyre and nominated for 3 awards, including the Shaughnessy Cohen Award for Political Writing.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Goodreads, Nitassinan, Book review, Retrieved 11/22/2012
  2. ^ a b Faculty of Arts, 1992, Edna Staebler Award, Wilfrid Laurier University, Previous winners, Marie Wadden, Retrieved 11/19/2012

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