The Innu were aware of how powerful political involvement could make them. Young Innu began to lobby seriously for recognition of their Indigenous rights, which had been pencilled out of the Confederation agreement with Newfoundland.
In the mid nineties Mark Callanan could have been a portrait of proto-teen, banging awkwardly at a guitar trying to make up songs. You know, working on his music. It didn’t take him long to realize it was the words he cared most about