The Centre Acadien Launches a New Project: Testimonials and Life Stories of the Acadien-Métis

Church Point (NS), July 2, 2019- The Centre acadien has recently launched a new project that aims to collect and preserve testimonials, life stories and experiences of the Acadien-Métis living in Clare and Argyle regions. The data collection aims to gather more information on identity and the process by which people identify as Acadien-Métis.

The Centre acadien’s mission is to collect, preserve and classify information pertaining to Acadian history and culture as well as make this material available to researchers and the public. Stéphanie St-Pierre, interim coordinator, explains: “Research on Metis identity is a current affairs topic for researchers and the public alike. Given our mandate and mission, we believe it’s important for the Centre acadien to develop a data collection project to ensure that knowledge and past experiences are recorded and made available to future researchers.”

Tania Saulnier, a recent history major graduate from Université Sainte-Anne, will be working on this project throughout the summer thanks to the Canada summer jobs program.

"I am pleased to work on this project! It is so important to record Acadiens-Métis stories and experiences, as well as any other information they would like to share, especially since it is mostly an oral history and culture. We would not want this important information to be lost."

- Tania Saulnier, summer student at the Centre Acadien.

The Centre acadien invites anyone interested in sharing their stories and life experiences pertaining to their Acadien-Métis identity and culture to participate in our project. Participants must self-identify as Acadien-Métis and have Acadian ancestors from the areas of Clare and Argyle.

Those wishing to participate may contact Tania Saulnier by phone at 902-769-2114 extension 7204 or by email at .

About Université Sainte-Anne

Université Sainte-Anne, the only French language post-secondary institution in Nova Scotia, offers university and college-level courses as well as a French immersion program and customized training in French as a second language. Recognized for its excellent programs as well as its unique and exceptional living environment, Sainte-Anne offers experiential learning opportunities that promote student engagement and success, and an atmosphere which encourages a culture of excellence in research and development. Solidly established in its community, Université Sainte-Anne is a partner of choice for all those who wish to strengthen the vitality of the regions surrounding its 5 campuses as well as all of Acadie throughout Nova Scotia.

For more information

Rachelle LeBlanc, Director of Communications and Marketing
Université Sainte-Anne
Tel.: 902-769-2114 Extension 7222