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.
Wesget Sipu Office
Fort Kent Mills, Maine 04744
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Woliwon Thank You
Dora passed away on October 22, 2014 at Northern Maine Medical Center after a brief battle with cancer. She was born on September 22, 1950 in Fort Kent, the daughter of Omer and Mable Pelletier Dionne. She enjoyed the outdoors, snowmobiling, ATV riding, kayaking and spending time in her garden.
Dora was very active in most activities involving Wesget Sipu. For many years she was our PowWow director, she was our treasurer for many years, and she was one of the best coordinators for our Tribal youth group. Now that she is gone, we belatedly see just how much she has meant to all of us. At times we have felt utterly lost without her, but we are determined to continue our Tribal work in her memory.
She was also a member of the Fort Kent Ladies' Auxiliary. She was a foster mother to many children over the years, and also opened her home to many elderly and disabled adults. Dora was a very dear friend to many in the community.
She is survived by her husband Maurice Michaud of Fort Kent, her daughter Stephanie and husband Michael Bresett II of Van Buren, son Robert Albert and fiancee Robyn Gagnon, son Christopher Albert and fiancee Sierra Babin all of Fort Kent. She also leaves behind her beloved grandchildren, Brody, Vance, Taylor, MyKayla, Rebecca, Logan, Trenton, Dakota and Abigail.
Dora is also survived by two brothers, Joseph and wife Lorraine Dionne, and Nelson R and wife Jeannie Dionne, and one sister Dora Mae Voisine, all of Massachusetts.
In addition to her parents, Dora was predeceased by two sisters, Rinette Deschaine and Joela Deprey, and by one granddaughter, Madison Grace Albert in 2014.