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UNB celebrates traditional Wolastoqey and Mi kmaq stories at book launch

Author: Communications

Posted on Jan 29, 2015

Category: UNB Fredericton

The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) is proud to host Gwen Bear’s Memorial, “Celebrating Our Traditional Stories” a book launch of four traditional Wolastoqey and Mi’kmaq stories.The late Gwen Bear was UNB's first elder-in-residence.

The public is invited to UNB Fredericton on Thursday Jan. 29, 2015 at 6 p.m. for a reception with traditional food and at 7 p.m. sharing of our traditional stories that convey teachings, values and worldviews.

Thursday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m.
Marshall d’Avray Hall, room 143 | 10 MacKay Dr., UNB Fredericton
Free & open to the public                                                                                                                                                              
The event will launch the following books:

Why You Never See an Old Moose in the Woods, told by Elder Gilbert Sewell
The Stone Medicine People, told by Opolahsomuwehs (Imelda Perley)
The Bear and the Seven Hunters, told by Elder George Paul
How Keluwoskap Created People, told by Elder Ron Tremblay
All Illustrations by Natalie Sappier, a member of the Tobique First Nation.

Media Contacts
David Perley, Director of Mi’kmaq/Maliseet Institute, david.perley@unb.ca, (506) 458-7112
Imelda Perley, UNB Elder in residence, iperley@unb.ca, (506) 447-3338

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