LOREAUVILLE, La. –The New Acadia Project/Projet Nouvelle Acadie needs your vote!
The project’s video has been accepted as a contestant in USA Today’s (Gannett Publishing): “A Community Thrives” initiative category “Arts & Culture.”
Based on the videos that receive the most votes, judges will award three grants in each category, two for $50,000 and one for $100,000. Watch the video and vote for the New Acadia Project. The voting period is April 12 – May 12, 2017.
Voters must be US residents and over the age of 13. Once signed in, each voter can vote once per day during the voting period. Click here to view the video and vote.
NAP is a privately funded multi-discipline project led by the University of Louisiana at Lafayette Anthropology Department to locate the lost encampments that served as the original home of the Acadians who arrived in South Louisiana in 1765. These Acadians who arrived in a destitute condition are the ancestors of the Cajun people. In these encampments are also scores of burials that were documented by the priest serving the colony but have been lost over time. This project will not only help solve many mysteries about the Cajuns but also has the potential to bring quality tourism to the village of present-day Loreauville and all of Acadiana including the Bayou Teche. The New Acadia Project fundraising is led by the New Acadia Project Steering Committee that also serves as an advisory panel to the archaeology team.
For more information contact Alan Broussard, Chairman, New Acadia Project Steering Committee (337) 349-9455.