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Intangible Cultural Heritage Inventory - Labrador Labrador, The Big Land, stretches from the Strait of Belle Isle in the south, to Cape Chidley in the far north. The people of Labrador are proud and self-reliant. The Innu and Inuit have lived here for thousands of years, and their cultures are rooted in a deep, spiritual relationship with the environment. The long and intriguing history of Labrador's indigenous people can be traced back almost 9,000 years, with the oldest funeral monument in North America, dating back 7,500 years - 3,000 years before the Egyptian pyramids were built. Here you can find people drying caribou skins, making Innu canoes, and crafting snowshoes useful in land covered by snow.

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