The region is located on traditional Algonquin land—more specifically on the land of the Anishinaabe nation. The word Outaouais comes from the Algonquian “adawe,” meaning “buy and sell,” in reference to bartering and the fur trade. Their rich history shaped the region and the land is marked by their culture. Discover Indigenous crafts. Stroll around public squares and admire Indigenous art. Visit museum exhibitions to learn more about the Algonquin culture.