MINNESOTA FRENCH FACTS





Minnesota State Flag

Courtesy of the Minnesota Secretary of State website
http://www.sos.state.mn.us/student/flag.html









Minnesota is the NORTH STAR STATE / l'étoile du nord

State Seal Courtesy of the Minnesota Secretary of State website


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Franco-Fête 28-30 septembre - Nicollet Island, Minneapolis MN


Dick Bernard's La Société CanadienneFrançaise Blog

Annie Muske's MnAATF Lakeville South HS = FrancoFête T Shirt order info


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French-connected Sesquicentennial Activities in Minnesota

St. Paul's Immersion School l'Étoile du Nord
presented an original play: "Kaposia" - January 25 & 26, 2008






The Minnesota Chapter AATF co-sponsored the writing and printing
of a 16 page booklet by Patricia Mougel, presented as a "cadeau de sesquicentenaire"
to all who attended the chapter's April 18, 2008 Annual Dinner Meeting
held at the Mn Humanities Center in Minnesota's capital city, St. Paul.

l'Héritage français et franco-canadien dans le Wisconsin et le Minnesota (1634-1841);
Les représentants de la couronne royale, aventuriers, explorateurs et missionaires.


- The booklet has been reprinted and new copies are available from our MnAATF Treasurer:
LaRae Ellingson
5023 Nob Hill Drive
Edina, MN 55439

$8.00 for members $10.00 for nonmembers
3 for $20 members 3 for $25 for nonmembers
Shipping: $3.00 for up to 10 copies $6.00 for 10+ copies
Make checks payable to "MnAATF"-


Minneapolis-based Alliance française celebrated "French Heritage Week"
July 6-11, 2009


France-Amérique article about the Twin Cities
April, 2008


AATF Minnesota French Facts Packet -

Courtesy of National AATF Vice-President, Prof. Robert Peckham -- August 2006 Revision



January 2007 Minnesota Businesses Languages Preferences
Article Extract




Les Français d'Amérique

Sponsored by AFAM & CODOFIL
(Alliance Franco-Américaine du Midwest & Conseil pour le Développement du Français en Louisiane)

French in America Calendar images & info 1985-2002

See particularly:

Sept. 1989 Paul Granlund monument to Joseph-Nicolas Nicollet
at Gustavus Adolphus College, St. Peter MN- donated by Dr. Melva Lind -
(author of l'Âme Indienne - Gustavus Adolphus Professor, and longtime AATF and Alliance française doyenne).


May, 1995 Members of the Northern Pacific Expedition, 1869 - Mn Historical Society
- commentary by Dick Bernard, la Société française canadienne du Midwest



French history in our region and in the US - Dick Bernard
[coordinator of the ongoing email list for the now defunct La Societe Canadienne-Francaise of Upper Midwest]

French History Commentaries - Juillet, 2008



Série d'articles au sujet de l'influence francophone dans l'histoire de notre état et de sa région

No 1: Catholicisme dans le Midwest: Lucien Galtier
et l'origine du nom de la capitale du Minnesota
   

No 2: Les Wallons du Wisconsin   

No 3: Daniel Greysolon, Sieur du Lhut   

No 4: Pierre Le Sueur   

No 5: Jacques Marquette    

No 6: Joseph Nicolas Nicollet   

No 7: Pierre Gaultier de Varennes, Sieur de la Vérendrye   

No 8: Le Fort Beauharnois : le fort du Lac Pepin*   

No 9: Jean-Baptiste Faribault   

No 10: Joseph Nicollet et le Haut Mississippi   


No 11: Le Lac qui parle Dakotas, Renville, missionnaires et actualité   


No 12: RadissonDesGroseilliers   


No 13: Joseph Cretin   


No 14: Les Soeurs St. Joseph de Carondelet   


No 15: Le Père Louis Hennepin   


No 16: Sieur Cavelier de La Salle   


Above numbered articles: Patricia Mougel, Univ. of Minnesota, Twin Cities, Dept. of French and Italian
Have been published in the AATF-MN chapter quarterly newsletter, REFLETS de l'étoile du nord




Patricia Mougel's first year French U of MN student website:
l'eau, environnement, et les explorateurs   


Patricia Mougel - Unit Lessons: l'eau hier et aujourd'hui
* related Le Fort Beauharnois article above

Introduction: L'eau hier et aujourd'hui   

       Lesson 1 : L'eau dans la géographie du Minnesota.   

       Lesson 2 L'eau et les explorateurs, missionnaires français dans le Minnesota.    

       Lesson 3 Introduction - Le lac Pepin à lšépoque du négoce des fourrures   

       Lesson 4: Vie au lac Pepin au 18ème siècle.    

Lesson 5: Le lac Pepin: miroir des lacs du Minnesota: un lac en danger   

Lesson 6: Vous et la protection des lacs et rivières de votre région   


Sur la Piste des Voyageurs
Curriculum project created in the Carla Institute 2000-01 CoBaLTT program

Lesson Units - Sur la Piste des Voyageurs
- The CARLA Voyageurs links created no longer exist, but they were very useful while they were on line:
Maureen Curran-Dorsano, Normandale French Immersion Elementary School


Commentary from Dick Bernard

Review of Jane Peck's Dance Revels 1-2 April, 2011 PIERRE BOTTINEAU JIG   


Dick Bernard's Blog Mn French Connections Info page

Reflects the story of La Société Canadienne-francaise du Minnesota (1979-2001)
and the beginnings of a new French-American Heritage Society in Minnesota, 2012 ->


Initiatives in French Midwest

A developing website endeavor by Virgil Benoit, French professor & Mn/ND métis heritage scholar,
who lives in Minnesota and teaches at the University of North Dakota




Send comments to the AATF-MN Advocacy Rep. & Web Site Coordinator

MnAATF website URL - http://mnaatf.org/1d.htm
created: July 17, 2005                                 last updated: 12 février, 2014