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Mi'kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre

The Language Will Weave Us Together

A Wabanaki language gathering

Nov. 17 - 19, 2023
Fredericton Convention Centre, unceded Ekpahak District

In November, the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre will be hosting an inclusive Wabanaki language gathering where attendees will be invited to share and experience some of the powerful ways in which language can unify.

Please join us at the Fredericton Convention Centre in downtown Fredericton for an exciting event that will celebrate, encourage, and bring together the community members, educators, policy makers, scholars, advocates, students and aspiring speakers who are collectively doing the work all across this land of honouring, reclaiming and revitalizing Wabanaki language.

Two hundred registrants will receive complementary tickets to Jeremy Dutcher’s MOTEWOLONUWOK ᒣᑏᐧᐁᓓᓄᐧᐁᒃ concert at the Fredericton Playhouse Friday evening, Nov. 17.

Special guests

  • Leroy Little Bear, Vice-Provost, Iniskim Indigenous Relations, University of Lethbridge
  • Terrellynn Fearn, Co-Director of Turtle Island Institute
  • Marie Battiste, Special Advisor to the Provost, Cape Breton University
  • Opolahsumewehs, Dr. Imelda Perley, co-founder of the Wolastoq Language and Cultural Centre Inc.
  • Dr. Bernie Francis, Mi’kmaw author, linguist and advocate