Listen to Natuashish Elder, Shuashem Nui, talk about giving commands to the dogs
Peter Armitage, curator/facilitator (St. John's, NL), Nympha Byrne, researcher (Natuashish, Labrador) and Gillian Davidge, education consultant (The Rooms, St. John’s, NL)
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We trained dogs so that they understood what we said to them. For example, when somebody said auu they would sit down right away, and we would put the rope around them. Another one is kuist - and they would start to run. If you wanted them to go straight - eiuk, eiuk - and they would go straight. If you wanted them to go to the left - hune, hune. These words come from Innu, Inuit and Settlers when we used to travel on the land.