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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

Office Manager Dora J Michaud

207-834-3088

doramichaud@fairpoint.net

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Wesget Sipu PowWow

We will not be hosting our PowWow this July.  We will however be very active in our local communities during the Congres Mondial Acadien 2014 as we represent our tribal community.  Please join us as we celebrate l'Acadie du monde: une Nouvelle Acadie!  

www.cma2014.com

BENEFIT SUPPER

American Legion Post 176
in Eagle Lake, Maine is hosting a Spaghetti Supper with Music by "OLD STRINGS"
April 26, 2014
4:00-6:00 pm

A benefit supper will be held for the family of Makayla Gagnon.  This supper is being put together by the wonderful women of the Eagle Lake American Legion Ladies' Auxillary, headed by Therese Roalf,  Auxillary President. 


 This beautiful and vibrant 5 year old has only recently been diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes.  Even with constant monitoring, her glucose levels are very unstable and have gotten as high as 907.  She is now insulin dependent and needs 5 shots a day and up to 10 finger-sticks a day.  

She almost fell down the stairs one morning because her blood glucose level was at 50.


There is a way to prevent this with the Dexcom G4 Platinum Continuous Glucose Monitoring System.  This checks her blood glucose level every 5 minutes and alarms the family when she is too high or too low so they can correct it with insulin.  Finger-sticks are not only painful for her, but they also do not tell the family where her glucose levels are heading and this system does.  The dollar amount the family needs is over $6,000.  This system; receiver, 2 transmitters and the sensor needles will be a huge help but also a massive expense for the family. 


Please come and show your love and support for this wonderful family and this incredible little girl!
If you are unable to attend, you can send your check or money order to:  American Legion Post 176, P.O. Box 306, Eagle Lake, Maine   04739  Write, "Makayla Gagnon Benefit"  in the memo section.
Thank you for all of your support and prayers.
Woliwon, Merci
Blessings to you all

Wesget Sipu Office

791 Frenchville Rd

Fort Kent, ME   04743

Mailing Address:  P.O.Box 197

Fort Kent Mills, Maine   04744

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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