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The color paper project provides food deliveries, masks, hand sanitizer, and water deliveries to Elders in in both Passamaquoddy territories, Sipayik and Indian Township. The goal is to ensure our communities have the necessary supplies for the pandemic, such as food, water, masks, and hand sanitizer.
Our elders are sacred. We rely on them for their teachings, their experiences, their knowledge of our languages, and their care for our youth. Ensuring we care for them during the pandemic as they do for us throughout their lives, we instituted the “Color Paper Project” in 243 Passamaquoddy homes. Sheets of colored paper are placed somewhere in their homes where they are visible from the outside for dedicated elder support staff to check on them daily.
As a method of checking whether community members measures were working, we created a color-coded system for older residents to communicate with health officials from a distance. Different color paper means different supports are needed.
A piece of construction paper taped to a resident’s window as part of our Color Paper Project