The Algonquins

The Algonquin were the first settlers about 8,000 years ago. They comprise 9 First Nations who live in communities located in the Outaouais and Abitibi-Témiscamingue regions of Quebec with a population of about 11,000. Traditionally, the Algonquins were practitioners of “Midewiwin” (the right path). They believed they were surrounded by many “manitòk” or spirits in the natural world.