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The year 2004 marks the 400th anniversary of the founding of Acadie, and the establishment of the first French permanent settlement in North America at Saint Croix Island. Acadians culture today is bustling with amazing energy, artistic creativity and joie-de-vivre.

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Acadian Facts

The Origin of Acadie The Origin of Acadie
The area that became known as Acadia was inhabited for thousands of years by Native American tribes, predominantly the... [ Learn More ]
National Acadian Day National Acadian Day
August 15 is National Acadian Day. Choosing this day was one of the highlights of the first National Acadian Convention in... [ Learn More ]
Acadian Flag Acadian Flag
The Acadian flag was established at the second Acadian Convention in 1884 at Miscouche, Prince Edward Island. Father Marcel... [ Learn More ]

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CBC Artspots: Nine Acadian Artists

Interactive Atlas
View a series of interactive maps dating back to 1556.

Acadian Family Names
Learn more about traditional Acadian Family names.
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Acadia and Archaeology
Only a small part of Acadia’s archaeological story has been studied closely.

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