Source: Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk First Nation
Summary:This project was developed from a simple idea: to reconnect the members of the Wolastoqiyik Wahsipekuk community with the language of their ancestors: Wolastoqey latuwewakon.
Since the only remaining speakers of this language are mainly English speakers, there were no learning tools available for French-speaking Wolastoqiyik.
This trilingual tool is a first. Not only does it aim to promote the survival and learning of our ancestral language, but also to bring together all of our nation’s different communities, whether they are in Quebec, New Brunswick or in Maine.
Our ancestral language, Wolastoqey Latuwewakon, is our wealth, our collective heritage. It describes our way of life, our traditions, our values. It honours our land and gives us access to our precious heritage.
So let’s talk now: Wolastoqewatu! Our ancestors hear us!