Water Pump Grand Opening Ceremony at Sipayik

On October 28th, the Passamaquoddy Tribe of Sipayik held a Water Pump Grand Opening Ceremony in Perry across from the Sipayik Elementary School to celebrate the long-awaited use of the water pump there. Elder, Gracie Paul, led an opening ceremony and song, and Ed Basset said a few words about the process of making this well available for the community and asked that everyone please take care of it and respect it. Chief Rena Newell cut the “ribbon” and filled the first jug of water from the new well, which the Tribe stressed will be open to all neighboring communities as well.

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