Panel Talk: The History of Language and Culture in Louisiana

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Tuesday, July 11th 2023
6:00-7:15 P.M.
All Ages

Secretary of State Kyle Ardoin invites the public to attend a panel discussion on the history of languages and cultures in Louisiana as part of the upcoming exhibit, “Away from Home: American Indian Boarding School Stories” at Louisiana’s Old State Capitol. The discussion will be held on Tuesday, July 11 beginning at 6:00 P.M. It will focus on how different languages and cultures have influenced and shaped Louisiana throughout history. The discussion will be moderated by Dr. Kathe Managan, Cultural and Linguistic Anthropology professor at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Guest panelists include Elisabeth Pierite Mora, member of the Tunica-Biloxi Tribe of Louisiana; Maggie Justus, Council for the Development of French in Louisiana (CODOFIL) Community Development Specialist; and Tia LeBrun, member of the United Houma Nation. Light refreshments will be served and guests are invited to view the exhibit. This event is free and open to the public.