The people of Davis Inlet were relocated to Natuashish in a desperate attempt to fix a broken community. More than a decade later, suicide and crime rates are down, and elders are working to reconnect young people with the land. But as writer and photographer Peter Power discovers the problems run deep.
A group of Innu youth in Natuashish pose while taking a break from picking up trash around their community.
Wayne Pasteen, 27, laughs with his brother and nephew during a visit to his mother's home.
Pasteen is one of the few remaining chronic gas sniffers in Natuashish.
Some of the graffiti that is quite common in Natuashish, a community created in 2002 when the government moved the Innu from Davis Inlet following a spate of youth suicides and other serious social issues.
The final resting place of a suicide victim, James Pokue (June 2, 1991-Sept. 2, 2014) is protected by a brightly painted fence at the crowded cemetery outside of Natuashish.
A group of boys burn off energy while hanging out near the general store.
The Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights.
Boys take a break from camp chores to play softball on the shores of Mistastin Lake, in the interior of northern Labrador.
A puppy is thrown into the air during a break in a hunting trip. Community leaders have come to these traditional Innu hunting grounds to help young men and boys discover their culture in hope that fewer will follow a path of substance abuse that has plagued these communities for many years.
Young hunters emulate their older mentors with a pellet gun during their stay at an Innu camp on the western shores of Mistastin Lake.
Wayne Pasteen walks from his parents cabin to his own during a snowstorm.
Cabin fever got the best of Garfield Rich, left, and Leon Rich, both 10, who accepted a dare to run outside half naked during a snowstorm.
A small group runs from one cabin to another the day after a fall storm dumped a foot of snow on an Innu camp on the western shores of Mistastin Lake.
Three young hunters make their way back to camp through deep snow.
Innu boys point at the ridges where caribou were spotted to the north of their hunting camp on the western shores of Mistastin Lake.
"Natuashish is Boring" is written in the mixture of ash and sand. The community was created in 2002 when the government of Newfoundland and Labrador moved the Innu from the island of Davis Inlet following a spate of youth suicides and other serious social issues.