Wolastoqey language school to open in Fredericton, first of its kind for N.B.
The City of Fredericton has voted to allow the Killarney Lake Lodge to be the home of the Wolastoqey Language Immersion School, known as Kehkimin School.
It was a unanimous vote by council at its regular meeting on May 24.
The school will teach the Wolastoqey language to people in an effort to preserve it for future generations. According to the Wolastoqey Grandmothers, there are only about 100 fluent speakers left, many of them seniors.
Calvin Thompson, the First Nations Relations Manager with the city, said this is the first school of its kind in New Brunswick.