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Excerpts from the testimony of Royden Sabbatis

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 Tobique, Front Left: Noel Moulton; Edward Francis; Back Left: Edward Tremblay; John Sappier; Unknown. UNB Archives and Special Collections.

Photo 2: From Woodstock, The family of Oliver Polchies. UNB Archives and Special Collections

Photo 3: Standing Left: Dick Sacobie (Oromocto); Paul Paul (St. Mary’s); Sitting Left: Louis Polchies (St. Mary’s); Joesis Sacobie (Oromocto). UNB Archives and Special Collections.

Photo 4: Wolastoqiyik of French Village, Kingsclear, some dressed in traditional regalia, celebrating Corpus Christi Day 1887. New Brunswick Provincial Archives.

Photo 5: Corpus Christi Day (Tobique), c. 1917 New Brunswick Provincial Archives.


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