Video- Exposition “Exposition “Les Acadiens d’la Baie”

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Les Acadiens d’La Baie, at DITART Centre, presents the French Acadians of Saint Mary’s Bay, Nova Scotia, through their history, language, art, culture and music. The original Acadians were the first European settlers in Canada beginning in 1604. Their descendants arrived in Baie Sainte-Marie in 1768, and have remained there since. They have maintained family ties throughout the Francophone world, including Louisiana, where their relatives are known as Cajuns. Baie Sainte-Marie/Clare Municipality is Nova Scotia’s only officially bilingual municipality and is surrounded by English and Mi’kmaq speakers, leading to an interesting linguistic evolution of old French, Metis and modern English.

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