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June 19, 2008


The University of Maine at Fort Kent Acadian Archives/Archives acadiennes and the Wesget-Sipu clan will sponsor a workshop about the uses of native plants for medicinal purposed on Tuesday, June 24 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Acadian Archives on the UMFK campus.   

Natalia Bragg-Taylor of Knot-II-Bragg Farm in Wade, Maine will conduct the workshop. 

The day will begin with a nature tour for participants, where Ms. Bragg-Taylor will identify the various plants, herbs and roots that grow naturally in the environment, and what they can be used for. 

Ms. Bragg-Taylor, a Native American, is a founding member of the Aroostook County Herb Association and has been a practicing herbalist for 30 years. 

The Wesget Sipu clan is a Native American group of Micmacs and Malecites.  The majority of the population of the Wesget Sipu people is located in the St. John Valley. 

The Acadian Archives/Archives Acadiennes at UMFK the University of Maine at Fort Kent documents, preserves, celebrates, and disseminates information about the culture, way of life, and history of the Franco-American and Acadian people of the Upper St John River Valley. A repository for manuscript materials and audio-visual documentation relevant to regional folklore, folk life and history, the Archives serves the University community as well as individuals and organizations regionally, statewide, nationally, and internationally. 

For more information, or to sign up for the workshop, please call Lise Pelletier at 834-7536.  ###