Importance of the river for the Pekuakamiulnuatsh
The Péribonka River is not necessarily a natural route leading to other territories (except that of the Innu of the North Coast with whom we have interaction). However, it is of prime importance for accessing the interior of the territories. Besides the traditional fur route, the Péribonka River has remained an important route for the users of the territory and for the families who, each year, spend a few seasons there.
Many generations of families have followed this great navigable river, scattered with portages and tributaries allowing passage to the most outlying territories. Despite the relentless efforts of companies exploiting the forests or producing energy, we have remained close to this river in order to continue our traditional activities of hunting, trapping, fishing and gathering.