Louisiana Needs French
AATF ADVOCACY FACT PACK FOR LOUISIANA



IMPORTANT FRANCOPHONE GOVERNMENT ADDRESSES


Belgian Consular Representatives for Louisiana

Mr. Roland VANDENWEGHE
Honorary Consulate of Belgium
701 Poydras Street, Suite 4500
New Orleans, LA 70139
Phone (504) 585-0151
Fax (504) 566-0210
E-mail: roland.vandenweghe@arlaw.com


Canadian Consulate in Houston

The Consulate of Canada
5847 San Felipe Street, Suite 1700
Houston, Texas 77057
Tel: (713) 821-1440,
Fax: (713) 821-161
e-mail: hston-td@international.gc.ca
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/can-am/houston/menu-en.asp


Québec Delegation in Atlanta

Québec Trade Office - Atlanta
1170 Peachtree Street N.E.,
suite 250
Atlanta, GA 30339
Tel : (404) 815-4979
Fax : (4048156664
Courriel : qc.atlanta@mri.gouv.qc.ca
http://www.mri.gouv.qc.ca/usa/en/atlanta/qui_sommes_nous/index.asp


French Consulate in New Orleans

Consulat Général de France à la Nouvelle Orléans
http://www.consulfrance-nouvelleorleans.org/
70112, 1340 Poydras Street, Suite 1710.
Tel. 504 / 523-5772 ou 523-5394
Fax. 504 / 523-5725
info@consulfrance-nouvelleorleans.org

 


Swiss Consulate - NEW ORLEANS
1620 8TH ST., 70115
NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA



IMPORTANT EDUCATIONAL & CULTURAL ADDRESSES


Louisiana Foreign Language Teachers Association
http://ulm.edu/languages/LFLTAm.html



FRANCE-LOUISIANE / FRANCO-AMERICANIE
http://flfa.free.fr/

Action Cadienne
http://www.actioncadienne.org/

Encyclopedia of Cajun Culture
http://www.cajunculture.com/

Louisiana Folk Roots
http://lafolkroots.org/

La Louisiane à la carte
http://www.louisianealacarte.org/

Festival International de la Louisiane
http://www.festivalinternational.com/site6.php

Acadiana: Les Paroisses Acadiennes
http://www.gumbopages.com/acadiana/

Cultures of Acadiana: FRENCH LOUISIANA
http://www.carencrohighschool.org/la_studies/French_Articles.htm

Acadiana: Les Paroisses Acadiennes
http://www.gumbopages.com/acadiana/

Cajun French Music Association
http://www.cajunfrenchmusic.org/

Zachary Richard
http://www.zacharyrichard.com/

L'Association Louisianaise des Clubs Français des Ecoles Secondaires
http://www.alcfes.info/

Accords Franco-Louisianais 2004-2006 (Education)
http://asterix.ednet.lsu.edu/~dekuehne/fepaccords2004.html

The French Education Project for Research & Teacher Education (FEP). LSU
http://asterix.ednet.lsu.edu/~dekuehne/fep.htm

French Immersion USA
http://www.frenchimmersionusa.org/

French Immersion USA - Advocacy
http://www.frenchimmersionusa.org/AdminAdvocacy/n_advocacy.php

The Founding of Louisiana - The Tricentennial 1699-1999
http://asterix.ednet.lsu.edu/~dekuehne/lafounding.html

"Espace Francophone" on Louisiana
http://www.espacefrancophone.org/en/louisiane/index.html

La Louisiane française au seuil du XXIe Siècle: La commercialisation de la culture
http://www.fl.ulaval.ca/cefan/franco/my_html/LOUISIA.html

Le Site de du Bureau Wallonie-Bruxelles en Louisiane aux Etats-Unis
http://www.wbri.be/cgi/bin2/htdoc.cgi?id=0001943_home&menu=0000195_menu_entier&header=0000260_header&footer=0000261_footer&lang=fr

Haiti-Louisiana Mission
http://www.hrdf.org/pics/Haiti-Louisiane%20English.html

Center for Louisiana Studies
http://cls.louisiana.edu/

Creole Heritage Center (Natchitoches)
http://www.nsula.edu/creole/

Center for Cultural and Eco-Tourism (Lafayette)
http://ccet.louisiana.edu/



Representative to the National Council of State Supervisors of Foreign Languages:

Terri Hammatt
terri.hammatt@la.gov
Louisiana Department of Education
1201 North 3rd Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
Phone: 225-342-3181
Fax: 225-342-9891


Louisiana Content Standards for Foreign Languages
http://www.doe.state.la.us/lde/uploads/1189.pdf


Center for Louisiana Studies
http://cls.louisiana.edu/



Louisiana AATF

Jaqueline Labat, President
E-mail: labatj@sjabr.org


Dr. Denise Egéa-Kuehne, Treasurer
EDCI, 202 Peabody Hall
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803
E-mail: dekueh@lsu.edu


For National AATF Advocacy News

Ideas for French Language & Culture Advocacy in the US
http://www.utm.edu/staff/globeg/advofr.shtml



Alliance Française (both teaching chapters)


Alliance Française de Lafayette
217 rue Principale Ouest
LAFAYETTE, LA 70501
President: Mme Francine HILLARD
E-mail: CODOFIL@bellsouth.net
Web: http://www.aflafayette.org/


Alliance Française de la Nouvelle Orléans
1519 Jackson Avenue
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70130
Tel. 504-568-0770
Fax. 504-566-1108
E-mail: afno@bellsouth.net
Web : http://www.af-neworleans.org
President: Claude Schlesinger


Other Organizations culled from France Amérique

Le Centre International de Lafayette
735 Rue Jefferson
Lafayette, LA 70501 U.S.A.
T (337) 291-5474 / F (337) 291-5480
Mél : FIA@lecentre.org
Site Internet : http://www.lecentre.org


 Council of French Societies
of Greater New Orleans, Inc.
2824 Octavia St
New Orleans, LA 70115
Tel (504) 866-9088
Site Internet : http://www.cfsno.com


 France Louisiane
17 avenue Reille
75014 Paris - France
Tel 01-40-47-83-19
Web: http://flfa.free.fr/


Causeries du Lundi
1133 Lowerline Street
New Orleans, LA 70118
Tel (504) 861-2627


Les Enfants de la France
544 Rosa Avenue
Metairie, LA 70005
Tel (504) 835-0659


L'Union Française
4522 Prytania
New Orleans, LA 70115
Tel (504) 866-9088


UFE (Union des Français de l'Étranger)
7217 Beryl Street
New Orleans, LA 70124
T (504) 283-1956 / F (504) 283-7455
Mél : regnardus@aol.com


French Heritage Society
401 Iona
Metairie, LA 70005
Tel /Fax (504) 835 6694
Mél : EAS401@aol.com

Association Démocratique des Français à l'Etranger
4500 Arthur Drive
New Orleans, LA 70122
Tel (504 ) 244-6462

 

Some Louisiana French & International Schools


French Immersion USA
http://www.frenchimmersionusa.org/

French Immersion Schools in Louisiana
http://www.frenchculture.org/education/studies/immersion/louisiana.html

Before Hurricane Katrina, there were nearly 30 Louisiana schools offering French Immersion programs

Report on Louisiana immersion schools affected by Katrina and Rita
http://www.has.vcu.edu/wld/whatsnew/pdfs/French_schools_affected.pdf

French Immersion Programs
http://www.louisianacajun.com/main.asp?URL=http://www.cafa.org/FrImmerArticles.html%20&id=led



Ecole Franco-Américaine Audubon
Tél. : 504 862 5135
Fax : 504.866.1691
Mme O'Dwyer
428 Broadway Street
NEW ORLEANS, LA 70118
Email : abitbol_olivier@hotmail.com


BATON ROUGE International SCHOOL (BRIS)
8264 One Calais Avenue
Baton Rouge, LA 70809
Tél. (225) 769-3997
Fax. (225) 769-3971
Courriel : brisla@yahoo.com
Web : http://www.brintl.com



International Baccalaureate Programs

Louisiana State University Laboratory School
45 Dalrymple Drive
LSU
Baton Rouge 70803
sdelacr@lsu.edu
cthom25@lsu.edu
http://www.uhigh.lsu.edu





LOUISIANA FRANCOPHONE DEMOGRAPHY

Louisiana currently has over 200,000 residents whose native language is French, French Creole, or Cajun French (most likely a quarter of a million).  This is  over 13% of all US residents speaking French, French Creole, or Cajun French. Here is a detailed breakdown of reported 1st and 2nd ancestries related to areas with a high concentration of French and French Creole speakers from the 1990 census:

Acadian                    1st (407,319)            2nd (25,230)
Belgian                     1st (3,076)                2nd (1,267)
French                      1st (411,645)            2nd (138,795)
French Canadian      1st (79,752)              2nd (6,817)
Swiss                        1st (2,547)                2nd (1,670)
Haitian                      1st (523)                   2nd (110)

smaller numbers from Sénégal and other West African francophone countries, and from Luxembourg.


List of Louisiana parishes by French-speaking population
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Louisiana_parishes_by_French-speaking_population

Acadian Memorial
http://www.acadianmemorial.org/

FrancoGene: Genealogy of Louisiana
http://www.francogene.com/usa/louisiana.php

Acadian-Cajun Genealogy and History
http://www.acadian-cajun.com/

Cajun (Wikipedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cajun

Hainaut-Louisiana
http://www.geocities.com/BourbonStreet/8230/

C.R.E.O.L.E., INC. (Creole culture in southwest Louisiana)
http://www.creoleinc.com/



Here are some demographic maps made from the 1990 census figures:

Percent Acadian/Cajun Population 1990
http://www.state.la.us/census/theme/cajun.jpg

Percent French Population 1990
http://www.state.la.us/census/theme/french.jpg

Percent French Ancestry 1990
http://www.state.la.us/census/theme/pctfrdest.jpg

French Language Ancestry 1990)
http://www.state.la.us/census/theme/frlangancest.jpg

The Acadians of Louisiana - A Story to Tell (curriculum unit)
http://www.challenge.state.la.us/k12act/data/acad/acad.html

L'émigration française vers la Louisiane de 1698 à 1754
http://daniel_burgot.club.fr/html/deportation/crozat.htm



LOUISIANA MEDIA WITH SOME FRENCH CONTENT


Le Tintamarre (Centenary College subscription form) only French newspaper in Louisiana
http://www.centenary.edu/french/tintamarre.html


Case 17 [about historical French language newspapers in New Orleans]
http://www.lib.lsu.edu/special/exhibits/creole/Institution/institution.html#case17


Louisiana Public Broadcasting rebroadcasts  news programs from France 2 and French educational programming. Cable channels in Lafayette and New Orleans broadcast 10 hours of French programs on a weekly basis. There are a number of community radio stations broadcasting in Cajun French and Creole.

List of French-language radion & TV stations in Louisiana
http://www.espacefrancophone.org/files/LAradio-TV4004.pdf

French in the Media (with list of French-language radio/TV in LA)
http://www.lafayettetravel.com/culture/language/french_media.cfm



Television

Baton Rouge, LA  LPB / 1 000 000 - France Feelings/

Lafayette, LA  AOC / 65 000 - France Feelings Canapé/Educational Programing/Le Journal de France 2

KATC TV-3 Lafayette (some Cajun culture and occasional French)

New Orleans, LA  EDU   Educational programs  NOETC / 92 000 - France Feelings Canapé  NOPS / 125 000 - EDCOX10 /  - France Feelings/CAN


Radio

102.1 - Basile  KLSU / 91.1 FM - Baton Rouge  WYNK / 1380 AM - Baton Rouge  WYNK / 101.5 FM - Baton Rouge   KSIG / 1450 AM - Crowley   KBON / 101.1 FM - Eunice    KEUN / 1490 AM - Eunice  KJJB / 1490 AM - Eunice  KCIL / 107.5 FM - Houma  KJIN / 1490 AM - Houma  KMDL / 97.3 FM  - Lafayette  *KRVS / 88.7 FM - Lafayette  KROF / 960 AM - Lafayette  KQIS / 102.1 FM - Lafayette  KVOL / 1330 AM - Lafayette  KAOK / 1400 AM - Lake Charles  KLCL / 1470 AM - Lake Charles  KLPL / 1050 AM - Lake Providence  KLEB / 1060 AM - Larose  KAPB / 97.7 FM - Marksville   KTLN / 90.5 FM - New Orleans  *WWNO / 89.8 FM - New Orleans  KSLO / 1230 AM - Opelousas  KAGY / 1510 AM - Port Sulfur  *KSCL / 91.3 FM - Shreveport  KEZM / 1310 AM—Sulphur  KTIB / 640 AM - Thibodeaux  KVPI / 1050 AM - Ville Plate  KNIR in New Iberia, KLEB in Golden Meadow

Clarence's Cajun radio programs in Baton Rouge are Sat 7pm-8 on 90.3 FM & Sun noon-2 on 1260 AM.
http://www.cajunradio.org/language.html

Clarence's Cajun & Zydeco Radio Guide
http://www.cajunradio.org/internetradiozydecocajun.html

Cajun and Zydeco radio programs on AM / FM radio stations in Louisiana
http://www.cajunradio.org/amfmradiocajunzydeco.html

KRVS 88.7 FM in Lafayette
http://www.krvs.org/about.php

KBON 101.1 in Crowly
http://www.kbon.com/

Radio Louisiane
http://radiolouisiane.com/





SELECTED FRENCH MOMENTS IN LOUISIANA HISTORY


Louisiana’s French History (chronology in English)
http://www.codofil.org/english/lafrenchhistory.html

In addition:

1682 - La Salle, the French explorer, reached the mouth of the Mississippi, claimed all its drainage basin for France, naming  the area Louisiana to honor Louis XIV

1699 - Pierre Le Moyne, Sieur d'Iberville, and the Sieur de Bienville, two brothers, strengthened France's claims and France made Louisiana a crown colony that year.

1699 - Iberville discovered and named Baton Rouge.

1701 - Bienville's 2nd attempt at the exploration of the Red River, accompanied by Louis Juchereau de Saint-Denis.

1702 - Iberville's brother, Bienville is named governor of Louisiana.

1702 - The Choctaws (who lived north of Lake Pontchatrain) are the first native American group to form an alliance with the French.

1712 - In order to increase the value of the colony, France granted a monopoly of commercial privileges, which in 1717 passed to a company organized by John Law.

1714 - first permanent settlement in the Louisiana Territory at Natchitoches (founded by Juchereau de St. Denis).

1716 - François Goyon des Près Derbanne passed through the Natchitoches Indian villages on the Red River on his way to Texas.

1717 - France granted a monopoly on Louisiana commerce to John LAW. From then until 1731, the failure of this sytem was so severe it deeply affected colonies like Louisiana.

1717 - French settle in groups what is now Natchitoches Parish

1718 -  Sieur de Villemont settles on the east bank of Lake St. Joseph

1718 - New Orleans is founded by Jean Baptiste LeMoyne, Sieur Bienville, naming it "La Nouvelle Orleans" in honor of Philippe, Duc d'Orleans.

1718-1724 and 1733-1743 - Jean-Baptiste Le Moyne de Bienville is French Colonial Governor.

1719 - Law's scheme to populate Louisiana included a pamphlet, circulated throughout war-torn Germany and Austria, extolling the virtues of life in a colony where the streets were lined with gold.  Free transportation was promised.

1721 - Adrien de Pauger (New Orleans' first engineer) arrived at the settlement that becomes New Orleans.

1723 - French Colonial capital transferred to New Orleans.

1725-1726 - Pierre Sidrac Dugue de Boisbriand, was acting French Colonial Governor

1727 - St. Louis church was completed in French style.

1731 - Louisiana became a French crown colony.

1743 - Marquis de Vandruil became first governor of French Louisiana.

1751 - Jean-Baenard Bossu, a French Captain of the Marines, visited Louisiana (and again in 1761)

1753 - Louis Billouart, baron of  Kerlérec, becomes governor of Louisiana (until 1763).

1763 - By the Peace of Paris Great Britain acquired from France its Louisiana territory east of the Mississippi and north of the Isle of Orleans.

1764 - The first Acadians (20) arrived in Louisiana from New York via Mobile.  

1765 - Another group of 200 Acadians arrived in February.

1766 - The first census taken of the Poste des Atakapas area (now Martinville) showed 409 residents. There were 1070 in 1785, 2541 in 1788, and 3744 in.

1770 - Charles Philippe Aubry, French Colonial Governor 1765-1766, died.

1773 - Census finds 2370 Acadians living in Louisiana.

1774 - Antoine du Pratz's History of Louisiana published.  This history traveled with the Lewis and Clark Expedition.

1785 - Spain provides 7 ships to carry over 1600 Acadians from France to Louisiana.

1788 - The first St. Louis church was destroyed by fire.

1788 - Capt. Joseph Gravois and 17 Acadians arrive in Louisiana December 11 on the schooner, La Brigite.

1792 - France ceded the Louisiana region west of the Mississippi, along with the New Orleans area to Spain.

1798 - Manuel Gayoso de Lemos replaced François-Louis Hector, Baron de Carondelet et Hoyelles as governor of Louisiana

1800 - Treaty of San Ildefonso: Spain returned Louisiana to France. By this time, the territory had over 50,000 inhabitants.

1801 - New Orleans area reverted to actual French control.

1807 - The US Orléans territory was devided into 19 "paroisses".

1809 - An act authorizes the governor to find two suitable printers to print in French and English the official proceedings of the territorial government.

1812 - Louisiana becomes the first state with a non-English speaking majority

1821 - An Acadian Jean Mouton donated land for the construction of a Catholic church, which became St. John the Evangelist of Vermilion

1827 - The first official Mardi Gras celebration in New Orleans was held.

1837 - A group of Belgians first settled the present site of Many, LA.

1844 - Lafayette was named in honor of the French Marquis de Lafayette.

1845 - The new constitution of Louisiana recognizes an official bilingualism (French & English).


Some more Louisiana History Links


Issue 30 of Enquête sur l'histoire: "L'épopée de la Louisiane française 1699-1803"
http://flfa.free.fr/enquete.htm

The Cabildo - American Indians: The First Families of Louisiana on the Eve of French Settlement
http://lsm.crt.state.la.us/cabildo/cab2.htm

Les Gens de couleur libres
http://nutrias.org/~nopl/exhibits/fmc/fmc.htm

History of Louisiana Histories and Source Documents
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Places/America/United_States/Louisiana/home.html

History of Louisiana, by Charles Gayarré
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Places/America/United_States/Louisiana/_Texts/GAYHLA/home.html

History of New Orleans (Wikepedia)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_New_Orleans

Of Saints and Sinners in New Orleans:
http://www.remnantnewspaper.com/Archives/archive-2005-1031-saints_new_orleans.htm

Ouachita County History (chronology rich in French moments)
http://www.enlou.com/places/ouachitacounty.htm

French Governors of Louisiana
http://www.enlou.com/people/french_governors.htm

Carte de la Louisiane (1720) in Gallica [BNF]
http://visualiseur.bnf.fr/Visualiseur?Destination=Gallica&O=IFN-8013310

Louisiana Digital Map Library (including important colonial maps)
http://www.rootsweb.com/~usgenweb/maps/louisiana/

Digital Louisiana maps at the US Historical Archives
http://www.ushistoricalarchive.com/statemaps/la/index.html

TEACHERS EXPLORING LOUISIANA HISTORY - Colonial Days
http://asterix.ednet.lsu.edu/~dekuehne/colonialdays.htm

French Colonization of Louisiana and Louisiana Purchase Map Collection
http://louisdl.louislibraries.org/LMP/Pages/home.html

The Cost and Value of the Purchase: A View from French Upper Louisiana
http://www.louisianafolklifefest.org/Articles/2003f3.htm

Le Voisinage: Evolution of Community in Cajun Country, by Dana David
http://www.louisianafolklifefest.org/Articles/1999f3.htm

Cajun Women and the Country Mardi Gras Tradition, Carolyn E. Ware
http://www.louisianafolklifefest.org/Articles/2004a4.html

 New Orleans City Directory1805 - Index and Totals (see how much was French)
http://www.enlou.com/1805nodirectory/1805nodindex.htm

Louisiana Timeline
http://www.enlou.com/time/timelineindex.htm

Louisiana (New France)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiana_(New_France)

LA LOUISIANE FRANCAISE
http://www.chez.com/yberville/

La Louisiane Française (1682-1803)
http://www.louisiana.culture.fr/en/index.html

Histoire de la Louisiane française
http://j.pazzoni.free.fr/

Nouvelle-Orléans et Louisiane > Un peu d'histoire
http://www.ecltd.com/Pages/Unpeuhistoire.htm

Louisiane (Nouvelle-France) - Wikipédia
http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louisiane_(Nouvelle-France)

Antoine du Pratz's History of Louisiana (1774)
http://www.lewis-clark.org/content/content-channel.asp?ChannelID=335

Early Episodes in Louisiana History
http://penelope.uchicago.edu/Thayer/E/Gazetteer/Places/America/United_States/Louisiana/_Texts/LHQ/1/3/Bossu_Excerpts*.html

John Law and the Mississippi Bubble: 1718-1720
http://mshistory.k12.ms.us/features/feature22/law2.html

Jean Baptiste Bourguignon d’Anville, "Carte de la Louisiane" 1732
http://www.lib.virginia.edu/small/exhibits/lewis_clark/exploring/ch2-14.html

Le Page du Pratz, "A Map of Louisiana, with the course of the Missisipi", 1763
http://www.lib.virginia.edu/small/exhibits/lewis_clark/exploring/ch4-22.html

Joutel, Henry (1640-1735). Carte de la Louisiane et de la rivière Mississippi
http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b67002692

Carte de la Louisiane (1720) in Gallica [BNF]
http://visualiseur.bnf.fr/Visualiseur?Destination=Gallica&O=IFN-8013310

History of the Cajuns: French-Canadian Settlers of Louisiana
http://www.acadian-cajun.com/frcan.htm

Arrival of the Acadians in Louisiana
http://www.thecajuns.com/acadians.htm

HISTORY & GENEALOGY OF ACADIANS ON THE LOUISIANA "ACADIAN COAST" & THE BAYOU LAFOURCHE BASIN
http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Pointe/3829/lafourche.html

French Creoles in Louisiana: An American Tale (with chronology)
http://www.yale.edu/ynhti/curriculum/units/1992/2/92.02.02.x.html

Antoine-Simon Le Page du Pratz, L'Histoire de la Louisiane (1758)
http://darkwing.uoregon.edu/~gsayre/LPDP.html

History of Louisisana by Le Page du Pratz
http://www.gutenberg.org/etext/9153

Look What They’ve Done to my French, Mama: Attempts to Save Louisiana French
http://www.aliciapatterson.org/APF001975/Peyton/Peyton08/Peyton08.html

Breaux Bridge - History and Culture
http://www.breauxbridgelive.com/cajunhistory.html

Breaux Bridge: History of the Cajuns
http://www.breauxbridgelive.com/cajunhistory.html

New Orleans 1721 Alphabetical Census Extract
http://www.angelfire.com/or/rambin/1721NO.html

Feiler, Seymour, ed. and tr.  Jean-Bernard Bossu's Travels in the Interior of North America 1751-1762. Normand, OK: University of Oklahoma Press, 1962.

Dickinson, Samuel Dorris, ed and tr. New Travels in North America by Jean-Bernard Bossu, 1770- 1771. Natchitoches, Louisiana: Northwestern State University Press, 1982.


SELECTED FRENCH PLACE NAMES IN LOUISIANA

Abbeville, Anse-aux-Pailles, Anse La Butte, Arnaudville, Audubon, Baie Côte Blanche, Baton Rouge, Bayou Bourbeux, Bayou Cane, Bayou Chene, Bayou Cocodrie, Bayou Corne, Bayou Coteau, Bayou de Glaize, Bayou De Loutre, Bayou De Siard, Bayou Des Acadiens, Bayou des Allemands, Bayou des Cotes, Bayou des Glaises, Bayou Dularge, Bayou du Plomb, Bayou du Portage, Bayou Du Rossett, Bayou Gauche, Bayou Geneve, Bayou Grand Caillou, Bayou LaFourche, Bayou Maurice, Bayou Noir, Bayou Petit Anse, Bayou Petit Caillou, Bayou Scie, Bayou Terrebonne, Bayou Chicot, Beaujolais, Beaulieu, Beau Chene, Belle Amie , Bellevue, Belle Chasse, Belle Helene, Belle Rive, Belle Rose, Belle Terre, Belmont, Boeuf, Bossier Paris h, Boudreaux, Bourgeois Landing, Brouillette, Bienville, Bossier, Boutte, Broussard, Bruly La Croix, Butte LaRose, Chalmette Oaks, Chamblee, Champagne, Chemin-A-Haut, Chataignier, Chaudiere Casse, Chauvin, Cheniere, Cheniere au Tigre, Cloutierville, Choudrant, Cote Blanche, Côte Gelée, Cortableau, Coulee Croche, Coulee du Portage, DeClouet, Delacroix, Des Allemands, Dos Gris, Duchamp, Dufresne, Dulac, Dauterive, Goudeau, Grand Bayou, Grand Cane, Grand Coteau,  Grande Ecaille, French Settlement, Grand Terre Island, Grosse Tete, Isles Dernières, Jean La Branche, Lafitte, La Grange, La Reussite, La Salle, Labarre, Lac des Allemands, Lac Long, Lac Martin, Lachute, Lacour, Lafourche Parish, Lafayette, Lebeau, Lecompte, Le Blanc, Le Bleu, Le Breton, Le Jeune, Leleux, Le Moyen, Les Vieux Chenes, Lorraine, Loreauville, Louisiana, Mandeville, Marais Bouleurs, Marais Castille, Maringouin, Maurepas, Meaux, Meraux, Mermentau, Mer Rouge, Modeste, Moreauville, Napoleonville, Paincourtville, Patoutville, Petite Place, Pitreville, Plaquemine, Plaucheville, Pointe-aux-Chênes, Pointe Claire, Pointe Coupée Parish,  Pointe Noir, Pont Breaux, Pont Des Mouton, Port Barre, Port Fourchon, Prairie Laurent, Presquille, Provencal, Rousseau, Tabatiere Perdue, Theriot, Thibodaux, Vacherie, Vermillionville, Versailles, Vieux Carre, Village de L'Est, Ville Platte, Bossier Parish, Orleans Parish, Beauregard Parish, Arceneaux, Tortue, Prudhomme,

Some typical street names in cities with a French memory: Rue Toulouse, Rue Dauphene, Rue St. Louis, Rue Burgundy, Rue Chartres, Rue Conti, Rue Orleans, Rue Royale.

Carte de la Louisiane (1720) in Gallica [BNF]
http://visualiseur.bnf.fr/Visualiseur?Destination=Gallica&O=IFN-8013310

Noms de Bayou: French Place Names in North Louisiana (by Kelby Ouchley)
http://www.louisianafolklifefest.org/Articles/1999f4.htm

Louisiana Map and GIS Data/ Louisiana Place Names [database]
http://libre.redjar.org/maps/data/state/louisiana/


LOUISIANA FRENCH & CREOLE

Cajun French
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cajun_French

Clarence's Guide to the Cajun French Language, Cajun Phrases, and Cajun Dictionary
http://www.cajunradio.org/language.html

Les pages cadiennes de LSU: LSU Cajun pages
http://appl003.lsu.edu/artsci/frenchweb.nsf/$Content/Cajun+French?OpenDocument

The French Language  in Louisiana (from Miquelon.net)
http://www.miquelon.net/louisiane/english/e-francais.html

Louisiana’s French Language
http://www.codofil.org/english/lafrenchlanguage.html

French Dialect - Louisiana
http://french.about.com/cs/frenchdialectl/

Histoire linguistique de la Louisiane
http://www.tlfq.ulaval.ca/axl/amnord/louisiane-2historique.htm

Issue 30 of Enquête sur l'histoire: "L'épopée de la Louisiane française 1699-1803"
http://flfa.free.fr/enquete.htm

Situation démolinguistique en Louisiane
http://www.tlfq.ulaval.ca/axl/amnord/louisiane-1demographie.htm

We Speak French in Louisiana (historical sketch)
http://www.lafayettetravel.com/culture/language/

Look What They’ve Done to my French, Mama: Attempts to Save Louisiana French
http://www.aliciapatterson.org/APF001975/Peyton/Peyton08/Peyton08.html

We Speak French in Louisiana (historical sketch)
http://www.lafayettetravel.com/culture/language/

Bibliothèque Tintamarre - Oeuvres Louisianaise sur internet
http://www.centenary.edu/french/louisiane.html

Papers and Projects on Louisiana French
http://languages.louisiana.edu/French/la-french.html

Mais oui, la Louisiane! (blog)
http://maisoui.typepad.com/

Kreyol Lwiziyen - The Language of French Louisiana
http://www.angelfire.com/ky/LeCorde/cajun.html

Governors of Louisiana (see French periods)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Governor_of_Louisiana




LOUISIANA'S PLACE IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS


Foreign Direct Investment:

In 1999, foreign direct investment per capita in Louisiana was $7,304, which is more than twice the U.S. average of $3,641.

In 2002, majority-owned affiliates of foreign companies employed 48,900 workers in Louisiana.  However, this represents only about 3.3% of Louisiana's total work force and ranks it 39th in the country for this economic trait. In 2004, the figure was 49,900, representing 3.1 of the work force. Foreign-controlled companies accounted for 9.8 percent of total manufacturing employment in Louisiana in 2003, and 10.1% in 2004.

In 1995, however foreign investors owned 682,366 acres of Louisiana farm land, making it fifth, behind Maine, California, Texas and New Mexico. Considering Louisiana's actual size, this is a lot.




Louisiana: Exports, Jobs, and Foreign Investment (May 2007)
http://www.ita.doc.gov/td/industry/otea/state_reports/louisiana.html

LA Department of Agriculture & Forrestry - International Trade Program
http://www.ldaf.state.la.us/divisions/marketing/marketdevelopment/internationaltrade/default.asp

Louisiana International Trade News
http://www.einnews.com/louisiana/newsfeed-LouisianaInternationalTrade

Canadian State Trade Fact Sheet for Louisiana
http://www.dfait-maeci.gc.ca/can-am/washington/state_trade_2004/louisiana_2004-en.asp

Canada and Louisiana: Expanding Trade & Cultural Ties
http://wtcno.org/programs/2004/canada7-7.htm

International Trade Council - Red River Region
http://www.itc-rrr.org/

Louisiana International Trade Center SBDC
http://www.uno.edu/litc/

World Trade Center of New Orleans
http://wtcno.org/



Exports:

According to 2001 data, nearly one-seventh (14.1 percent) of all manufacturing workers in Louisiana depend on exports for their jobs. Export-supported jobs account for an estimated five percent of Louisiana's total private-sector employment (roughly one of every 20 jobs).  A total of 3,310 companies exported goods from Louisiana locations then. In 2005, A total of 2,346 companies exported goods from Louisiana locations. Small and medium-sized enterprises generated over one-third (37%) of Louisiana's total exports of merchandise in 2005.

Louisiana's exports are spread out among many countries, so that the value of exports to its 25 top trade partners is about $4 billion short of the total for 2004.  This may reflect New Orlean's port status.  Here are the dollar value figures for 2004:

Total for the top 25:         $15,615,800,000
Canada:                           $1,433,800,000
Belgium:                          $457,700,000
France:                            $251,000,000
Algeria:                           $200,800,000    

This makes exports to Francophone countries roughly 15% of all going to Louisiana's top 25 trading partners.  

Even without Algeria among the top 25 trading partners, 2006, a Katrina recovery year, saw nearly 15.3% of Louisiana's export revenue coming from Francophone countries:

Total for the top 25:          $17,776,000,000
Canada:                               $1,788,000,000
Belgium:                              $659,000,000
France:                                $270,000,000

 

Louisiana International Trade Statistics
http://www.wtcno.org/tradestats/

Louisiana Exports by country through Q2 of 2005
http://www.wtcno.org/tradestats/country.htm

The value of transborder surface freight between Canada and Louisiana during the period between June 2004 and June 2005:

    All Canadian Provinces to Louisiana    $738,152,209
    Louisiana to All Canadian Provinces    $1,490,605,319



World Trade Center of New Orleans
http://www.wtcno.org/

WTC Executive Offices
2 Canal Street, Suite 2900
New Orleans, LA  70130  USA
wtc-info@wtcno.org
TEL:  (504) 529-1601
FAX:  (504) 529-1691


French-American Chamber of Commerce (Louisiana Chapter)
http://www.ccife.org/usa/louisiane/infocountry/information/index.htm

2 canal street
World Trade Center suite 2426
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130
Tel. : 504 561 0070
Fax : 504 592 9999
info@faccla.com

Louisiana is home to $1.8 billion in French investment, and roughly 10,000 jobs depend on French trade.



A Louisiana-based company with branches and offices in France:

 Scp Pool Corp (Scp)  - Covington, LA


Tourism

                                          Nearly 75,000 French tourists that visit Louisiana  annually.

A profile of French Visitors to Louisiana
http://www.latour.lsu.edu/pdfs/ivp_french.pdf

In 2001, Canadians made 140,000 visits and spent over $70 million in Louisiana. Louisiana residents made over 65,000 visits to Canada and spent $29 million. Louisiana ranks third in the number of Canadian tourists visiting the state.



LOUISIANA ADVOCACY RESOURCES

Members of the US Congress representing Louisiana
http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/cgi-bin/newseek.cgi?site=ctc&state=la

Members of the Louisiana State Legislature
http://www.legis.state.la.us/bios.htm



CODOFIL - Council for the Development of French in Louisiana
http://www.codofil.org/

Language Legislation in Louisiana
http://ourworld.compuserve.com/homepages/JWCRAWFORD/can-la.htm

from ACTFL's YOL bibliography:
http://www.yearoflanguages.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=3653

Foster, K.M., & Reeves, C.K. (1989). FLES improves cognitive skills. "FLES News, 2"(3), 4.

        Describes the results of 1985 assessment of positive effects of     Louisiana elementary school foreign language program upon basic     skills         acquisition.

Rafferty, E.A. (1986). "Second language study and basic skills in Louisiana." Baton Rouge, LA: Louisiana Department of Education. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 283 360).

        Third, fourth, and fifth graders studying languages showed     significantly higher scores on the 1985 Basic Skills Language Arts     Test than         a similar group of non participants. In addition, by fifth     grade the math scores of language students were also higher than     those of non             language students.



GENERAL EDUCATIONAL ADVOCACY

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development Advocacy Kit
http://www.ascd.org/advocacykit/



FRENCH & FRANCOPHONE RESPONSES TO HURRICANE KATRINA:

The people and governments of French-Speaking were among the first to offer aid to areas affected by Hurricane Katrina, and among the most generous givers.  Much of this was coordinated in phases, or though organizations with the expertise to expedite the distribution of contributions.  One of the examples of practical aid was European countries' effort (led by France) to avoid an out-of-control fuel crisis, by offering tap it’s emergency stocks of gasoline. As of July 2006, very few schools in New Orleans were open (about 20 of 130).  This is one area where French speaking givers are becoming particularly responsive.   


French response to Hurricane Katrina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_response_to_Hurricane_Katrina

Canadian response to Hurricane Katrina
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canadian_response_to_Hurricane_Katrina

Aide de la France à la Louisiane
http://www.consulfrance-nouvelleorleans.org/article.php3?id_article=410

Community  Foundation of Acadiana / Fondation Communautaire d’Acadiana
http:// www.cfacadiana.org

Katrina Reception (responses from French companies and their subsidiaries)
http:// www.ambafrance-us.org/news/statmnts/2005/receptionbrochure.pdf

Adam Steg, with the French Consulate in New Orleans provided some details of aid to schools in the affected area.
http://www.utm.edu/staff/globeg/AideecolesLouisiane.pdf