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Bonne fête acadienne! [Aug. 15th, 2008|09:37 am]
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Bonne fête acadienne a toute la communauté!
Il y a différents spectacles à différents endroits dans la province du Nouveau-Brunswick, mais bien sur le plus fort reste celui de Shédiac et Caraquet!

Pour terminer, comme dirait cayouche ce chanteur acadien dans sa chanson du 15 août: "C'est le 15 août ouuu! On a l'droit d'virer fouuu!"
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Parlons Chiac! [Dec. 18th, 2007|12:59 pm]
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Le Chiac, le fran parlé des Acadien. Ici, on retrouve un extrait d'histoire de jouet, traduit en Chiac. (Très exagérer) Video humouristique.

Chiac sur Wikipedia: http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chiac
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Pirates, Pacts With the Devil and... ? Acadian Folk Traditions of Nova Scotia? [Dec. 10th, 2007|05:52 pm]
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Finish this title for me:

"Pirates, Pacts With the Devil and ... "

... and what??

In the Spring, I'm going to be teaching a couple of courses through the Valley Community Learning Association in Kentville, the association that I'm taking a Spanish course from now - and that me and Jandrae/Athala have taken an art course from in the past.

It looks like I will be doing 3 things:
- Giving a lecture on the Mystery of Jerome (2.5 hour lecture at the end of March)
- Teaching a course about Acadians (probably a 2.5 hr class once a week for 8 weeks)
- Teaching a course about Acadian Folklore (same but not as many weeks long).

It does depend on enough people signing up to take the course. There have to be at least 7 people in your course.

I'm working on the title and blurbs for each - that needs to be done a.s.a.p. so they can include them in their announcements/flyers and online course calendar etc.

For the general Acadian course, I'm thinking of Crash Course in Acadie or something like that because it will be a sort of overview of what is an Acadian? who are the Acadians of this area, how did they live, where and when and what happened to them? People who live in this region usually don't know much at all about Acadians, much less about the Acadians who lived here before the Deportation - the people who built the dykes. People here kinda have a general idea because of the Grand Pre park but most have never been to the park, they just drive by it or hear of it. So maybe 3/4 of the course would be about local Acadian history and then the rest about our culture (an overview of our music, food, language, customs, and so on - but with a focus on the Acadians of N.S.). If they want to go more in-depth about our culture, then that's the other course:

The other course is on Acadian Folklore. This would focus on Nova Scotia Acadians & would include storytelling but also extend to everything from our version of Mardi Gras (la Mi-Careme), to music, food (rappie pie!!), local parades and festivals, and even to the more recent Tintamarre and 'Grosses Tetes'. I can have a professional Acadian storyteller or two come in as invited guests (my mother duh) and I have a pretty big pool of ressources as far as all this goes.

Possible title: Acadian Folk Traditions of Nova Scotia What do you think...??

Lots of Nova Scotians have heard of folklorist Helen Creighton and many have her books Bluenose Magic and Bluenose Ghosts - lots of people have read books about Maritime ghost stories and legends, any bookstore's Atlantic Canada or local section has plenty of books on this subject.

But for Acadians, a minority, torn apart by the Deportation and living as pockets of people scattered in isolated communities, folklore was an extremely vital part of their very survival and continued existence. I mean, when you have a people whose language is an oral one, not even a written language, how can you expect its stories and traditions to be passed down? Folklore becomes SO much more important when you're talking about a people who doesn't have its own written language.

--I've been trying to think of a catchy title for something else but only have the 1st part. Maybe you can help. ?

Pirates, Pacts With the Devil, and.... ---- .

I want something else that starts with 'P' and would fit there, having to do with Acadian folklore/legends. I'm thinking of Jerome (thought to be involved with pirates), Cy a Mateur (sold his soul to the Devil) and then I don't know what else to complete the phrase.
Any ideas?! I can't write 'poutine', that's a Quebec thing, despite how many people think it has to do with Acadians. What's something in our legends or traditions that starts with 'P'?

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Interview of me on CBC The National about the Mystery of Jerome [Jan. 28th, 2007|03:27 am]
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[music |Blou]

Last September, I was interviewed on the Canadian news show, CBC National to talk about the mystery of Jerome and the project I am working on with my colleague Caroline-Isabelle Caron. Now you can watch it on YouTube.


En septembre dernier, j'ai donné une entrevue au CBC National sur le projet du mystère de Jérôme que je travaille dessus depuis longtemps avec ma collègue Caroline-Isabelle Caron. On peut maintenant la voir sur YouTube.

Just ignore the red text across the screen during the news segment, that wasn't in the original. I added an intro and some credits at the end too.

Jerome Mystery Solved?, CBC National, 1 Sept. 2006

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Would liek some unbiased feedback about this my 1st YouTube video svp si ca vous derange pas merci [Jan. 3rd, 2007|05:02 am]
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[Current Location |Grand Pre]
[music |Wham!]

Hi, this may seem weird but I really want some unbiased feedback about this. It's something I made in Windows MovieMaker - my 1st YouTube video. It's based on my trip to London recently, to see George Michael. I actually went to 5 GM concerts, in one week, it was the end of his 25Live Tour. Amazing. He surprised us by performing his Wham! festive classic "Last Christmas" with fake snow, Santa hats for the band, it was great! Us diehard fans held aftershow meetings at a local pub near Wembley Arena. I made a video using shots of George singing the song in concert, and of us dancing in a circle to Last Christmas at the pub and having fun. I used the song itself for the music and tried to make use of credits etc. so it wouldn't suck too bad.

This might not be the best place to post this? But I just want unbiased feedback. The people in the video and other GM fans, and even my friends, tend to be biased obviously and all say they love the video. But I want strangers and non-GM fans to look at it and tell me what they think from their different perspective. I'd really appreciate it. I'm sorry if this is not the right place to post it.


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L'Acadie Nouvelle aujourd'hui 25 octobre [Oct. 25th, 2006|09:06 pm]
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Hi there,

I'm an Acadian in NS. I can't find anywhere here that sells L'Acadie Nouvelle but there are 2 articles that talk about me (Lise Robichaud) and a project I am working on with Caroline-Isabelle Caron in today's paper (In the Arts section, about the mystere de Jerome). I would pay for the newspaper and for postage if someone could send me today's paper and keep an eye out in tomorrow's and the next day for another article that might come out regarding this project. Is anyone interested? I'd really appreciate it!
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Watch tThe National on CBC tonight for my interview about the mystery of Jerome! [Sep. 1st, 2006|07:13 pm]
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[Current Location |Wolfvillw NS]

Hard to believe it, but the interview the CBC did with me is supposed to be on The National tonight! :-) It would be sometime between 10-11:00 pm, unless something major happens in the world in the next few hours and it gets bumped to Monday night.

It's an interview with Tom Murphy from the CBC about the mystery of Jerome and the project I am working on with Caroline-Isabelle Caron under the umbrella of University of Victoria's "Great Unsolved Mysteries In Canadian History"!!!!! Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeee! I hope it turned out ok. I can't wait to see it. They filmed my interview next to the cemetary where Jerome is buried. There should be 2 others from Clare as well (Denis Comeau and Jocelyne Comeau) as well as interesting shots of the area and of 3 houses where Jerome lived. Plus scenes of the beach at Sandy Cove where he was found in 1863 and of 'Jerome's Rock'!

Got to go buy a blank VCR tape! I'm tired though. This morning, I was interviewed by the Courrier newspaper and if all goes well, it is going to be a 2-part article in the next two issues. I'm very, very pleased with the way the press has latched onto Jerome's story and I only hope that this will lead to more people coming forward with information about him and of course about Cy a Mateur!

Une p'tite geurlaise de Meteghan Centre su' The National, tchisqu'arait cru?!. And Jerome on The National. Who woulda thunk it!
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Enregistrer un nom d'entreprise [Aug. 28th, 2006|04:06 pm]
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Est-ce que quelqu'un ici a de l'expérience dans le domaine des affaires? J'ai l'intention de vendre mes services comme technicien en informatique, et je voudrais m'enregistrer commme une entreprise à propriétaire unique.

J'ai un nom, mais j'ai de la difficulté à déterminer la composante légale. Est-ce que c'est Ltée ou quelque chose d'autre? Le gouvernement me dis de contacter les compagnies qui sont approuvé par le gouvernement pour faire un rapport NUANS pour ce genre de question, mais cest mêmes compagnies ne répondent pas à mes courriels...
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Actualité du Halifax Herald [Aug. 17th, 2006|03:07 pm]
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"Significant Acadian artifacts found"


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15 août [Aug. 14th, 2006|11:31 pm]
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Bonne fête des Acadiens!

Faites-vous quelque chose de spécial?
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