Honoring our Franco-American Roots

  • March 19, 2024

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I want to apologize for falling behind on my weekly updates — it's been a hectic few months in Augusta! However, this week we celebrated Franco-American Day in the Maine Legislature. It was really something to hear both French and English spoken interchangeably in the halls of the State House — the very building where politicians once sought to ban the speaking of French in schools and stamp out our Acadian heritage. 

I was honored to induct two extraordinary women from the St. John Valley into the Maine Franco-American Hall — renowned author Cathie Pelletier of Allagash and Dr. Fern Desjardins of St. Agatha.


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Sheila Jans

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Augusta  ME  04330