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Creole Heritage event begins today, Thursday
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NATCHITOCHES – The 20th Annual Creole Heritage Celebration will be held Oct. 10-11 in the Friedman Student Union at Northwestern State University. The event will celebrate the genealogy, history and archaeology of the Creole culture inside and outside Louisiana.

Registration is $20 per person in advance and $25 on site. The fee includes a complete registration package: program book?let, admission to all sessions and activities, including the Creole People’s Awards Ceremony, the zydeco concert and dance and the French Table discussion hosted by the Cane River Creole National Historical Park.

Sessions will center on the main cultures that compose Creole: French, American Indian, African American and Spanish and archaeology, genealogy, kinship, history, language, music and food associated with the traditions that make up the Creole culture.

Topics will include: Creole Archaeology, American Indian Connections and Life on the Creole Frontier.

Elizabeth Shown Mills, co-author of “The Forgotten People” and author of “Isle of Canes” will give a presentation. Copies of her new book will be available for sale and signing following the presentation.

The editor-in-chief of Kreol Magazine, Georgina Dhillon, is scheduled to attend. This international magazine is dedicated to promoting the Creole culture across Creole-speaking countries and beyond. National Park Service, and other groups will be on display.
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