Uikanishimuauat – Mushuau-aimun

(Goose Bay, shetan-pishim2008)


The Workshop

In partnership with the Department of Justice, the CURA project facilitated a workshop to collect and develop family law terminology for the Mushuau dialect of Innu-aimun.

Over 200 family law terms (including those used in cases involving child protection, family court procedures, custody and access, and support) were reviewed and translated for the Mushuau dialect of Innu-aimun.



  • Mary Pia Benuen
  • Mary Jane Edmunds
  • Marguerite MacKenzie
  • Mary Jane Nui
  • Kristen O’Keefe
  • Bernadette Piwas
  • Sebastien Piwas
  • Stacy Ryan



This workshop would not have been possible without the hard work and commitment of all of the participants mentioned above.

Additionally, we would like to thank the following organizations and people for their invaluable contributions to the workshop:

  • The Department of Justice, Province of Newfoundland and Labrador
  • Child, Youth, and Family Services
  • Public Legal Information Association of NL (PLIAN)
  • College of the North Atlantic (Happy Valley-Goose Bay Campus)
  • The Labrador Institute, Memorial University
  • NL Legal Aid, Happy Valley-Goose Bay, Labrador


  • Jackie Lake-Kavanagh, Department of Justice, NL
  • Penny Winter, Deparment of Justice, NL
  • Beatrice Dickers, Labrador Institute, Happy Valley-Goose Ba
  • Laurel Anne Hasler


We would also like to thank Eric Skoglund, from Family Justice Services, for giving a presentation at the workshop.


Last Updated: November 22, 2013

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