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Acadian Day in Louisiana

ed note: Translation to English below De L’Acadie Nouvelle, Nouveau-Brunswick, Canada Le jeudi 23 novembre 2017 Madame, Monsieur, La Société Nationale de l’Acadie (SNA) est fière de souligner Acadian Day. Célébrée en Louisiane ce 24 novembre, cette journée nous invite à commémorer l’histoire de l’Acadie louisianaise. Entre l’exil du Grand Dérangement et l’aube nouvelle du…

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Why we should teach French and not Spanish in our Louisiana schools

We appreciate this article from David. If you have a child entering kindergarten or first grade next year, please visit our Louisiane Francais French Immersion project website. First, we should teach French because it is our heritage language. Our French-speaking families in Jeff Davis Parish have spoken French from generation to generation since French became differentiated from Latin…

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What is an Acadian?

Although Louisiana’s French-speaking population had multiple origins and arrived over a long period of time, over the years the group identity coalesced into two predominate groups, the Acadian/Cajun group and the Black Creole group. The Acadians were deported from Acadia in Canada beginning in 1755 and began finding a refuge in Louisiana in 1764. The…

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Mouton Music – a Legacy of Cajun Musical Instruments and Instruction

Mouton Accordions and Music Store

Recently, we visited with Greg and Theresa Mouton, out at Mouton Accordions & Music. The Mouton clan are a true Cajun music family. Greg is a master accordion maker and the couple operate their own music store which offers instruction on many instruments.  They are extremely knowledgeable in all music genres and equipment. They also helped sponsor…

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French Heritage of Jennings and Jeff Davis Parish  

by: David E. Marcantel, Esq            Of the more than 3000 counties/parishes/county-equivalents in the United States, Jefferson Davis Parish ranks number 11 in the proportion of Francophones. Jennings is the parish seat.  It is twinned with three French-speaking cities: Fléron, Belgium; Bernay, Normandy,France; and Baâlons, Ardennes, France. Some of the earliest…

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