While recently in The Big Land I was lucky enough to see some Labrador tents. The canvas tents are symbolic of life on the land. Simple tents that are easy to set up and take down, they have a hole in the top for a stove pipe, and usually tree boughs covering the ground for warmth and flooring.
During my last trip to Labrador, Melissa and I were invited to Elizabeth Penashue's tent where we spent two hours with her and some of her family. She was very open and shared her experience as an environmental activist, and elder. It was an amazing conversation, and I was humbled to be in her tent where she told us the river was crying to her over the Muskrat Falls project. Her connection to the land is something that up to that point I only studied or read about, to appreciate her spirituality in person was very powerful.
You can learn more about Elizabeth Penashue and her activism here: http://elizabethpenashue.blogspot.ca/