Affordable Travel Guide to Digging Out the History of Shame

The Public Archaeology Program Honours the Acadians of Beaubassin.

Digging Out the History of Shame

All nations of the world have blemishes in their history books, dog-eared, yellowing pages, with fading type, tucked on the back self of the libraries of embarrassment. Canada is no exception. The treatment of indigenous peoples, internment of Japanese Canadians during World War II, and the expulsion of the Acadians from what are now Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in 1755, are wounds that remain unhealed for those whose ancestors suffered.

It is easy to read the poem, Evangeline, and be lost in the sad romance of a couple separated, but is the undercurrent real in the fiction of the poet? Grounded awareness of the fact behind the fiction is the necessary first step.

That Canadians from sea to sea to sea know of the actual plight, now more than 400 years old, of the Acadians begins to console les familles D

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