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Saturday, July 30, 2005

Je suis Acadienne


Thursday marked the 250th anniversary of the signing of the declaration for the deportation of 10,000-15,000 Acadians (the number differs from account to account) from Acadie (present day Nova Scotia). It also marked the first observance of the "Day of Commemoration of the Great Upheaval" in Canada, as set out in an apology issued by Governor General Adrienne Clarkson in 2003 on behalf of the British government for the displacement of the Acadians. Many died or were exiled (a community thrives in Louisiana), while others hid and their ancestors now live in Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island and New Brunswick.

The CBC has a good Acadian information site and there are lots of other sites and articles available online.

1 Comments:

  • At 8:53 AM , Anonymous Jeff Landry said...

    I think the best link to Acadian life is www.acadie.net There's a good part about history, in the Le Guide de L'Acadie section on this web site! Vive l'Acadie

     

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