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'A first' at St Mary's First Nation: traditional welcome for new chief and council

 


On a hot, humid day on the banks of what they know as the Wolastoq River, hundreds gathered to celebrate the inauguration of the new chief and council of St. Mary's First Nation in a traditional Wolastoqiyik ceremony.

Chief Allan (Chicky) Polchies Jr., who unseated incumbent Candice Paul on June 14, was sworn in with a dozen new band councillors at the Old Reserve with a pipe ceremony, music, dancing, feasting, and speeches in Wolastoqiyik and English.

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/chicky-polchies-st-narys-chief-two-spirited-wolastoqiyik-1.4750023

 

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