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I  Am

I am the Great Spirit who thrives on my own blessings

I hunger for justice of my own damaged children. 

I am the Great Eagle that watched as my children were slaughtered and driven from their lands,

Which I blessed many times for them. 

My spirit was there in the Drum

...as songs were sung for me, and my form took shape from the smoke of the tobacco

...when you offered the Pipe of Peace, in my name.

I have not left you my children,

I have felt your pain and the pain of your ancestors.

I wept when you were disgraced. 

I bled when you went into battle against your oppressors, and I mourned until I could no longer stand the pain in my heart

...at the Trail of Tears.  

Your numbers dwindled from sickness and you were driven to the Reservations, and now my children you are being bleached from society like sands on a lowly beach

...and cannot remember who you are. 

Like a wounded Eagle that could not take to flight

You were weakened and your spirit left you like a dying ember

From a rain soaked fire. 

Go then and take all the gifts I have given to you. 

Take the Holy Pipe of Peace, the Longbow, the blessed bows of the Cedar, the customs, traditions and countless stories I have whispered to you in your dreams. 

Teach these things to your children and to those of you who were bleached from society and don't remember who they are. 

Don't ever forget my children that the Great Spirit is here with you  

...whenever you hear me whisper in the wind   

...whenever you look up and see the Great Eagle soaring the thermals I set before him 

...and whenever you see the bright sun shining over the Great Rivers and Streams that I carved out for you

know that I am with you. 

and with every prayer and blessing I will bless you and write your destiny in my heart.

 

Antoine Gagnon

Portage Lake, Maine

 

       

 

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Wesget Sipu        

 is a Mi’kmaq phrase which translates to Fish River,  and in this way we honor the region now known as the Fish River Chain.

Our ancestors, the Native People of the St John River Valley; have hunted, fished and lived here from the beginning.  We are the people of Turtle Island, the children of the L'nu and Wolastoqiyik...the Mi'kmaq and the Maliseet.

We are dedicated to the preservation of our native culture & traditions.

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Wesget Sipu  

Fish River Tribe

Wesget Sipu  

Fish River Tribe

Chief Donat J Cyr

207-444-6359

donatjcyr@fairpoint.net

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Wesget Sipu Office

P.O.Box 197

Fort Kent Mills, Maine   04744

207-728-7182

Diane Bell

This site is very graphic intensive, those with dial-up internet may notice that the pages open slowly.  We appologize for the wait, and ask that you be patient.

Woliwon   Thank You

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Jesse Andrew Bouchard

Jesse Andrew Bouchard, 24, passed away unexpectedly as a result of an automobile accident, Friday, August 14, 2015. He was born on January 1, 1991, in Fort Kent, the son of Elaine G. Bouchard of Caribou.

Jesse will be remembered for his smile and the love he had for people. He was a member of the Fort Kent Boy Scouts Troop 189 and successfully completed all requirements for Scouting highest rank, and was awarded on Nov. 17, 2008, the rank of Eagle Scout. He was also a first degree black belt in two different styles, successfully passing his tests with Sensei Jim Robinson and with Sensei John Dumond in 2009. He also held a Native American lifetime fishing/hunting license. Jesse enjoyed the tasks of fire watcher for the Wesget Sipu Tribe during the once a year Pow Wow in Fort Kent.

In addition to his mother, he is survived by his grandparents, Roger Sr. and Shirley (Marquis) Bouchard of Fort Kent; his uncle, Roger Jr. and wife, Donna Bouchard, of Exeter, ME; two cousins, Madilyn and Corey Bouchard; and many special aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

 In Jesse's memory, donations may be made to the Fort Kent Boy Scouts, Troop 189, Fort Kent, ME 04743.  




1991-2015

1991-2015

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

Hope and Justice Project will host a variety of events including Chalk It Up, Fort Kent!, Talk It Up, Houlton!, and Walk It Up, Presque Isle! We are still scheduling additional educational events and presentations and are open to collaborating with community members who might want to schedule something new! The Domestic Violence Awareness Month festivities begin early for Fort Kent. On September 18th, Hope and Justice Project will host the 4th Annual Chalk It Up, Fort Kent! This event will take place in the SEARS parking lot at 1:00PM. Children and adults are encouraged to take part in creating side-walk art with chalk promoting healthy relationships & friendships and shedding light on the issues of domestic violence and bullying.

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. 

Hope and Justice Project will host a variety of events including Chalk It Up, Fort Kent!, Talk It Up, Houlton!, and Walk It Up, Presque Isle! We are still scheduling additional educational events and presentations and are open to collaborating with community members who might want to schedule something new! The Domestic Violence Awareness Month festivities begin early for Fort Kent. On September 18th, Hope and Justice Project will host the 4th Annual Chalk It Up, Fort Kent! This event will take place in the SEARS parking lot at 1:00PM. Children and adults are encouraged to take part in creating side-walk art with chalk promoting healthy relationships & friendships and shedding light on the issues of domestic violence and bullying.


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Chalk It Up in Honor of our own  AMY THERIAULT

Chalk It Up in Honor of our own  AMY THERIAULT