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High School Level Passamaquoddy Language and Culture Classes

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BENEFITING: HAND IN HAND MANO EN MANO

EVENT DATE: May 11, 2017

THE STORY:

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The High School Level Passamaquoddy Language and Culture Class supports the efforts to restore the Passamaquoddy Tribe’s language to full usage within the community. Continuing Passamaquoddy Language and Culture classes in the public high schools will give Passamaquoddy students greater sense of belonging in the public high schools, easing the transition from Maine Indian Education elementary and middle schools which do have Passamaquoddy Language and Culture classes. The high school class bridges the gap between grade 8 and young adulthood when young parents (and their pre-school age children) can participate in the Tribe’s Language Immersion Program. For millennia the Passamaquoddy way-of-life was to hunt, fish, trap and gather food and medicine and to employ the natural resources of the environment to sustain our communities. Over the past 400 years the encroachment and degradation of the resources in our homeland forced Passamaquoddies to adapt, forcing a shift away from our traditional indigenous economy. We had to find alternative ways to survive and to feed our families. Today there are 3,611 individuals on the tribal census rolls. It is important to maintain Traditional ways and Passamaquoddy Language to insure alternative ways to survive don’t replace the Passamaquoddy way of life. Traditional ways and Passamaquoddy Language can instead transform alternative ways of surviving into new opportunities for thriving. Students’ understanding of Passamaquoddy Language and Tradition will be strengthened at a time when mass media and other cultural influences exert tremendous pull on students’ imaginations. A greater sense of belonging at school will also help Passamaquoddy students perform better and achieve more academically. They will be better prepared to contribute to a strong Passamaquoddy future. This class will be offered in four Washington County, Maine, public high schools attended by significant numbers of Passamaquoddy students. Open to every student, it will provide high school students additional opportunity to fulfill universities' World Language admissions requirements by studying the language and culture of the Passamaquoddy. The public school districts and Tribal administration are contributing increasing amounts of support for the class. The fundraising goal of $7,500.00 will compensate two teachers in two classes for one school year. We hope this campaign will lead to the the program is fully supported by the school departments, Tribal government, and supporters like you.

$975

MONEY RAISED
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  • Janet Hough

    $25

  • Beth Clifford

     

  • Jody and Lee Rose

    $25

  • Daniel Qualls

    $50

  • Someone in East Machias :)

    $50

  • Lis Clark

    $25

  • Shirley Hager

     

  • elizabeth koopman

     

  • Bob Dickens

     

  • Del Roy

    $25

  • Benjamin Cooper

    $25

  • Diane Oltarzewski

    $25

  • Paul R. Strickland

    $100

  • Andrea, Steve, and Cora Berry

    $50

  • Janet & Paul Weston

    $60

  • Bea Solis

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Belfast community, Belfast, Maine

    $100

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The Team: $975 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Speak Passamaquoddy

Amount Raised

$750

 

10% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Belfast community, Belfast, Maine

Belfast community, Belfast, Maine

DONATION: $100

8 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

12 months ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

1 year ago

Bea Solis

Bea Solis

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Janet & Paul Weston

Janet & Paul Weston

DONATION: $60

1 year ago

Andrea, Steve, and Cora Berry

Andrea, Steve, and Cora Berry

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Paul R. Strickland

Paul R. Strickland

DONATION: $100

In memory of Kay Ball 1 year ago

Diane Oltarzewski

Diane Oltarzewski

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Benjamin Cooper

Benjamin Cooper

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Del Roy

Del Roy

DONATION: $25

1 year ago