We were thrilled to present a $25,000 grant to the Kehkimin wolastoqey immersion school to sustain and strengthen the Wolatoqey language revitalization movement through immersive language and land-based education that is embedded in the life ways of Wolastoqiyik.
With our grant partner, EQ Bank and through the Empowering Your Community program, $2.1 million dollars has been granted since 2011 to more than 120 communities nationwide.
Phyllis Webstad, from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation in British Columbia, had her orange shirt taken away at a residential school. Decades later, the founder of Orange Shirt Day visited Kehkimin, a Wolastoqey immersion school in Fredericton.
Photo by: Ann Paul - CBC
Rebroadcasting of Q with Tom Power
Musician Jeremy Dutcher and his mother, Lisa Perley-Dutcher, talk about collaborating on a series of fundraising concerts across the country to support the first Wolastoqey immersion school.
FREDERICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK, November 18, 2022
A collection of books were written in Wolastoqey and Elder Maggie Paul said the resources aren’t just for kids. (Ed Hunter/CBC)
Lisa Perley-Dutcher is the chair of the school's board of directors. The school is starting out with a curriculum for younger children, but in time, the community hopes to expand to older kids. (Ann Paul/CBC)
Kehkimin fundraiser tour with Jeremy Dutcher
Jeremy Dutcher is kicking off a big fundraising tour in support of Kehkimin!
More dates TBA
Woliwon Komac Jeremy Dutcher naka psi-te wen for your support!
Ktahcuwi-kehkimannuk knicannuk ktolatuwewakonon. Wicuhkemtultine!
Here is more details on the tour
Wolastoqey Immersion school set to open this fall in Fredericton
May 29, 2022
The Kehkimin Wolastoqey language immersion school was granted a one-year lease earlier this week for Killarney Park by Fredericton city council.
The school will start by focusing on kindergarten to Grade 4 curriculum with plans to expand over time.