This famous photograph of Corpus Christi Day, 1887, hangs on the wall outside Imelda Perley’s office at the University of New Brunswick. She provides the narration.
HOW A HIGHWAY UNEARTHED A PEOPLE’S PAST
AND BUILT A PATH TO THE FUTURE
About This Project
From Jemseg River to Sisson Brook: An ancient history plants the seeds of reconciliation.
The Jemseg Crossing Project creates a new path for archaeology and Indigenous communities.
ANCESTRAL VOICES: Excerpts from the testimony of Gina (Jeanna) Polchies, Woodstock First Nation.
ANCESTRAL VOICES: Excerpts from the testimony of Rose Atwin, Kingsclear First Nation.
Kei t’mitahoswagon, respect; Mawlukhotepun, working together; and Weci Apaciyawik, so it will come back.
How a possible burial site ended the project, and rerouted a highway.
ANCESTRAL VOICES: Excerpts from the testimony of Charles Solomon Sr., Kingsclear First Nation.
ANCESTRAL VOICES: Excerpts from the testimony of Elizabeth Paul, Oromocto First Nation.
The Jemseg site was used as a settlement for thousands of years.
“I can’t say that Jemseg was the answer to all of reconciliation but, it was a really good start.”
Excerpts from the testimony of Royden Sabbatis, Kingsclear First Nation.
“I have a hope that things will change. I just don’t know how long it will take.”
Austin Paul of Kingsclear First Nation explains how archaeology is both an art and a science.