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THE CROSSING

HOW A HIGHWAY UNEARTHED A PEOPLE’S PAST
AND BUILT A PATH TO THE FUTURE
About This Project

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CHAPTER 1: UNTOLD STORIES

From Jemseg River to Sisson Brook: An ancient history plants the seeds of reconciliation.

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CHAPTER 2: DISCOVERY AT JEMSEG

The Jemseg Crossing Project creates a new path for archaeology and Indigenous communities.

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MY PRAYERS WAS IN INDIAN

ANCESTRAL VOICES: Excerpts from the testimony of Gina (Jeanna) Polchies, Woodstock First Nation.

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MY MOTHER SAID

ANCESTRAL VOICES: Excerpts from the testimony of Rose Atwin, Kingsclear First Nation.

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CHAPTER 3: THE WEIGHT OF HISTORY

Kei t’mitahoswagon, respect; Mawlukhotepun, working together; and Weci Apaciyawik, so it will come back.

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CHAPTER 4: THE DIG

How a possible burial site ended the project, and rerouted a highway.

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LEAVING THE SEEDS FOR NEXT YEAR

ANCESTRAL VOICES: Excerpts from the testimony of Charles Solomon Sr., Kingsclear First Nation.

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GODDAM ARMY TRUCKS

ANCESTRAL VOICES: Excerpts from the testimony of Elizabeth Paul, Oromocto First Nation.

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CHAPTER 5: A GREAT DEPTH OF TIME

The Jemseg site was used as a settlement for thousands of years.

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CHAPTER 6: BRIDGES

“I can’t say that Jemseg was the answer to all of reconciliation but, it was a really good start.”

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THAT MAN

Excerpts from the testimony of Royden Sabbatis, Kingsclear First Nation.

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CORPUS CHRISTI DAY

This famous photograph of Corpus Christi Day, 1887, hangs on the wall outside Imelda Perley’s office.

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CHAPTER 7: SISSON BROOK

“I have a hope that things will change. I just don’t know how long it will take.”

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WHY ARCHAEOLOGY MATTERS

Austin Paul of Kingsclear First Nation explains how archaeology is both an art and a science.

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