Maliseets help erect teepee on Mizpah grounds
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Mizpah teepee
New teepee project at Mizpah in Grand Isle. - SJVT photo / Don Eno
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Aug. 8 edition: GRAND ISLE - Visitors to the Mizpah retreat in Grand Isle will notice a new teepee on the grounds. Madawaska Maliseet First Nation members and local volunteers erected the teepee in late July. First Nation members also blessed the teepee. Mizpah was created in 1991 by Richard Corbin, and offers a place of solitude and peace for cancer victims and other individuals stricken with grief, and for others who just want to take a peaceful or spiritual walk in the woods. Approximately 5,000 guests visit Mizpah yearly, according to the center’s webpage. Corbin’s brother, Roger, said the group has been fortunate to have so much volunteer support and donations for its many projects and buildings.

The teepee may be viewed during the Mizpah Walk-A-Thon fundraiser event on Aug. 26.