Excerpts from the testimony of Rose Atwin
Kingsclear First Nation
This elder testimony is excerpted from interviews conducted as part of the Jemseg Crossing Archaeological Project. The complete interviews are included in a final report edited by Karen Perley. The photographs were provided by the New Brunswick Provincial Archives and the University of New Brunswick Archives and Special Collections. The photographs are used as illustrations and do not refer to specific people or situations in the testimony. More specific details about the photos are as follows:
Photo 1: From St. Mary, Maliye Paul and Noel Sacobie, c. 1922 (Peter Paul Fonds) UNB Archives and Special Collections.
Photo 2: John Polchies and family, combination cabin and lean-to, Oromocto. The Wolastoqiyik began moving to a new site in Oromocto in the 1880s, with an official reserve being established in Oromocto in 1895. New Brunswick Provincial Archives.
Photo 3: Wolastoqiyik woman sitting on chair in field weaving baskets, near Perth. New Brunswick Provincial Archives
Photo 4: From Left: Louise Paul (Kingsclear); Mali Olso (Oromocto);
Maliya Paul (St. Mary) c.1930 UNB Archives and Special Collections