November 30, 2016

CHRISTMAS IN ST MARTINSVILLE




The annual lighting of the square will take place on Dec.11 at sundown.   Please join us downtown for a memorable stroll around the historic square as it lights up to celebrate the holidays.

 The annual Christmas parade and Christmas on theBoulevard have been canceled this year due to unforeseen circumstances, but we’llbe back next year.  We look forward toinviting you to our Christmas activities in 2017 celebrating the Bicentennialof St. Martinville!!

Travel to Paris with St. Martinville Main Street and enjoyits epicurean delights, as they celebrate “Midnight in Paris”, Supper on theSquare on Dec. 9.   Enjoy excellent and festivelocal food, drinks and music.   Ticketsare $XX and available by contacting 337-394-2230 or stmchc@bellsouth.net, andseatings are at 6pm and 7pm.

 Happy Holidays from the City of St. Martinville!!


 

From: Visit St. Martinville <visitstmartinville@gmail.com>

Tourism Office

City of St. Martinville

121 So. New Market St.

St. Martinville, LA  70582
337-394-2233

337-394-2260 (fax)

tourism@stmartinville.org

November 02, 2016

MI'KMAQ

Mi'kmaq

 
Mi’kmaq (Mi’kmaw, Micmac or L’nu, “the people” in Mi’kmaq) are Aboriginal peoples who are among the original inhabitants of the Atlantic Provinces of Canada. Contemporary Mi’kmaq communities are located predominantly in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, but with a significant presence in Québec, Newfoundland, Maine and the Boston area. As of 2015, there were slightly fewer than 60,000 registered members of Mi’kmaq nations in Canada. In the 2011 National Household Survey, 8,935 people reported knowledge of the Mi’kmaq language.
 
As of 2015, the number of people registered with Mi'kmaq First Nations was 58,763. Of that total, 23,997 were members of the Qalipu First Nation of Newfoundland, a landless community officially recognized by the Government of Canada in 2011. Excluding the landless Qalipu, 56 per cent of Mi’kmaq people lived on reserves in 2015. Mi’gma’gi is home to 30 Mi’kmaq nations, 29 of which are located in Canada — the Aroostook Micmac Band of Presque Isle, Maine, has more than 1,200 members. All but two communities (the Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation and La Nation Micmac de Gespeg in Fontenelle, Québec) possess reserve lands. Many Mi’kmaq people live off-reserve, either in Mi’gma’gi or elsewhere. More still may not be included by registered population counts, as they are not recognized as Status Indians under the Indian Act.
 
 

2016 L'ORDRE DU BON TEMPS LOUISIANA - FUNDRAISING GUMBO



The mission of the AcadianMemorial Foundation is to support the Acadian Memorial - thanks for your past generositywith that mission.

 This is just a reminderthat if you haven’t yet made a reservation for the upcoming L'Ordre du Bon Temps Louisiane-2016 fundraisingGumbo on November 10th please consider doing so soon.   A copy of the invitation is attached - and -we've just added a Silent Auction which will open at 6:00 p.m.

 Fundraisers become even more important when theunexpected happens like the horrific flood this past August.   The Bayou rose and deposited 1-1/2 feetof  mud in the Acadian Memorial and theMuseum of the Acadian Memorial next door. The Memorial suffered damage to the Mural that Robert Dafford has lookedat and will address soon, but the Museum fared worse as its sheet rock wallsand carpet will have to be replaced.  Both buildings are closed until January 2017.
Thanks for your consideration of the Gumbo event!

 Sincerely,
        Patty
PattyGuteKunst, President
AcadianMemorial Foundation, Inc.

Our Mission

The AcadianMemorial honors the 3,000 Acadian men, women and children who found refuge inLouisiana after British forces exiled them from their homeland on Canada'seastern coast in the mid-18th century. The mission of the Acadian Memorial Foundation, Inc., is to lend financial support and guidance to the AcadianMemorial.  The Foundation raises fundsfor the Memorial through the Boutique, Friends of the Foundation and L'Ordre duBon Temps Louisiane.


Acadian Memorial


121 S New Market St.
P.O. Box 379
St. Martinville, LA 70582
(337)394-2258
(337)394-2260 fax
www.acadianmemorial.org

October 07, 2016

MI'KMAQ FLAG RAISED AT DALHOUSIE UNIVERSITY






 
 

It was a good day for tradition as Dalhousie University proudly raised the Mi’kmaq Grand Council Flag on Thursday.

“We recognize that Dalhousie is located on traditional territory of the Mi’kmaq people,” Dr. Richard Florizone, Dalhousie president, said in a news release.

“We are proud to permanently install the Mi’kmaq Grand Council Flag on our campuses.”



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September 15, 2016

LaBauve Genealogy: FESTIVALS ACADIENS CREOLES

LaBauve Genealogy: FESTIVALS ACADIENS CREOLES

FESTIVALS ACADIENS CREOLES


ALGIERS HISTORICAL SOCIETY REMINDER

         
When
Saturday, 17 September 2016
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
(GMT-06:00) Central Time (US Canada)
Where
Algiers Regional Library, 3014 Holiday Dr, Algiers, LA
Notes
Dr. David "Buck" Landry, Ph.D., President of the University of Holy Cross, will give an informative talk and power point presentation about the university's history, its founding, and its positive impact on Southeast Louisiana.
From
WestBankGenealogySociety   Calendar

July 10, 2016

BREAUX DU MONDE



 
Email: breauxdumonde@cox.net Facebook Group: Breaux du Monde
 
Day of Remembrance
 
Thursday, July 28 –
 
In Halifax, Nova Scotia on July 28, 1755 British
Governor John Lawrence signed the deportation
order setting in motion Le Grand Derangement.
“From 1755 to 1763 it is estimated by historians
that 7,000 – half of the entire ethnic population of
the Acadians – perished during their diaspora from
disease, starvation, and neglect, as well as from
violence by the British.”
Though the efforts of attorney Warren
Perrin, “In 2003, Queen Elizabeth II signed the
Royal Proclamation decreeing that every July 28th
the world should pause to remember the suffering
of the Acadians during the Acadian exile.” By
symbolically declaring an end to the Acadian
exile, the Royal Proclamation stated: ‘...we
acknowledge these historical facts and the trials
and sufferings experienced by the Acadian people
during the Great Upheaval.’”
On Thursday, July 28 let us take a
moment to remember how fortunate we are to
have survived as a people!

July 08, 2016

CAJUN JAM

Cajun Jam

 
When: 09-Jul-2016 - 1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Where: Performance Center
Vermilionville's weekly Cajun Jam is led by some of the area’s finest musicians. The free jam is held in the Performance Center of Vermilionville and is open to all skill levels-beginner to professional. Free admission is for the jam only and does not include entry to the park. Special thanks to the Cajun French Music Association for sponsoring our weekly jams!

 

June 22, 2016

COMBINED FAMILY REUNION

‎Kathy Kraemer Hebert‎ to Cajun Family Association The Breaux, Guidry and Hebert Family Associations are having a combined family reunion this Saturday, June 25 at the Woodman of the World building in Maurice, LA. Registration begins at 9:00 AM. There is no charge to attend. Jambalaya, black eyed peas and drinks will be provided. There will be no formal program but we will have some Cajun music provided by young musicians after lunch. Bring your lineage if you know it, pictures and stories to share. Contact me for more information