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Dr. Ronald Rudin Wins 2017 Prix de l’Assemblée nationale du Québec

October 23, 2017
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Dr. Rudin is the 2017 winner of the Prix de l’Assemblée nationale du Québec, offered annually by the Institut d'histoire de l'Amérique française for his book Kouchibouguac: Removal, Resistance, and Remembrance at a Canadian National Park (Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2016).  Kouchibouguac explores both the history and memory of the establishment of Kouchibouguac National Park in New Brunswick, whose creation in 1969 led to the expropriation of over 200 (mostly Acadian) families. Ron made an eloquent and moving acceptance speech at the IHAF banquet this past Friday evening, framing the expropriation as a new, 20th-century Acadian expulsion and highlighting the heroic resistance of one individual, Jackie Vautour, who remains on his expropriated land to this day.

For more on the Prix de l'Assemblée nationale du Québec, including a list of past recipients, go to the IHAF website (http://www.ihaf.qc.ca/ihaf/?page_id=258) where you can read this description: 

"Doté d’une bourse de 3000$, le prix de l’Assemblée nationale du Québec a pour objectif de favoriser la production d’ouvrages reliés à l’histoire politique de l’Amérique française qui s’imposent par la qualité, l’originalité et la rigueur de la recherche historique et par leur accessibilité au grand public. Il prime le meilleur ouvrage en histoire politique paru en 2016."

For more on Dr. Rudin's Kouchibouguac project, visit his prize-winning website Returning the Voices to Kouchibouguac National Park: http://returningthevoices.ca/.




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