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Imelda Perley

Founder and Coordinator

Culture Centre

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Culture Centre

Background Information

Employment History

Coordinator of the Wolastoq Language and Culture Centres

Tobique Economic Development Corporation

Teacher

University of New Brunswick

Affiliations

Board Member
Aging Inc

Web References (43 Total References)


City of Fredericton

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Imelda Perley - St. Mary's First Nation; Founder/coordinator, Wolastoq Language and Culture Centre, St. Mary's First Nation; Teacher of First Nations language and culture courses, UNB


New Brunswick and Maine are home ...

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New Brunswick and Maine are home to the Maliseet, Algonkian speakers who call themselves Welustuk, "people of the beautiful river"... Imelda Perley of Tobique is co-founder of the Wolastoqey Language and Culture Centre, in Tobique and St. Mary's First Nation.


NB Women's News - March 9, 2009

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New Brunswick and Maine are home to the Maliseet, Algonkian speakers who call themselves Welustuk, "people of the beautiful river"... Imelda Perley of Tobique is co-founder of the Wolastoqey Language and Culture Centre, in Tobique and St. Mary's First Nation.


NB Women's News - October 1, 2007

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Imelda Perley is watching her language die. There are only about 100 people in New Brunswick (in Tobique, Kingsclear, Oromocto and Woodstock) who speak Maliseet as their mother tongue, and many of them are elders. ...Researchers at the UNB Fredericton are ... recording conversations with Maliseet speakers. "This generation isn't interested. ... But there may be a generation of speakers coming, and this project is going to ensure that the materials, the stories and the written histories are waiting for them."

Prof. Perley, of the Mi'kmaq/Maliseet Institute, began recording interviews in 1993, but she was dismayed at how quickly the elders were dying. "I noticed that funerals were when you would hear it the most. I knew that ... I had to develop more opportunities for us to gather and to speak our language. Ms. Perley has organized after school programs - teaching language, traditional dance, drum, songs and folklore - card games, bean suppers and she visits elders who are first-language-Maliseet speakers in Tobique to give them the opportunity to speak their mother tongue. "It's not a dying language.


Untitled Document

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TOBIQUE FN. - The married team of David and Imelda Perley of Tobique FN have been actively involved in hosting a cultural mission for their nation during the past ten years.

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Uppermost in the minds of David and Imelda is the strengthen of the Wulustikieg (Maliseet) language to a point of having it heard and spoken daily, repeatedly and constantly in all areas of the community starting from the home, the school and right to the playground.
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Dave and Imelda Perley and their traditional Centers have become fairly well known in wider circles where students, teachers and general public, from native and non-native sectors, have enrolled into their unique courses.

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