Canadian Heritage


Knock on Wood: The forest at the heart of the madawaskayan social and cultural heritage in Acadie

This Website presents, in both official languages, the sociocultural heritage of the people of Madawaska. It contains many elements such as archived photos, texts, videos, historical vignettes and learning scenarios that can be used by educators and researchers to discover or to illustrate the madawaskayan culture. The elements mostly come from the "Fraser Companies Limited Archive collection" located at Centre de documentation et d'Útudes madawaskayennes (CEDEM) de l'UniversitÚ de Moncton, campus d'Edmundston.

This site contributes to the diversification of Canada's Online Culture by illustrating certain of its important aspects, such as:

  • The influence of forestry in the economic, social and cultural development of small Francophone communities;
  • The link between Francophone, Anglophone and Native cultures brought together by natural resources in Francophone minority regions; and
  • Cross-border relations between Acadie, Quebec and America (United States) based on a dominant regional economic activity.

This project was made possible in part by Canadian Culture Online of the Department of Canadian Heritage.

Also visit: Unravelling the Fresco: An interactive multi-media painting of life in the lands and forests of Acadia.