Website Launch: Returning the Voices to Kouchibouguac National Park

Image from the Returning the Voices to Kouchibouguac National Park website.

Professor Ron Rudin has recently launched a new website: Returning the Voices to Kouchibouguac National Park. The website relates a story from the east coast of New Brunswick, where in the late 1960s more than 1200
people (mostly Acadians) were removed from their lands so that nature could be displayed to park visitors without the distraction of a human presence.

The Returning the Voices to Kouchibouguac National Park project is designed to return the residents’ voices to their lands by way of 26 video portraits that are embedded into the map that was created for their removal. Many of the interviews were done on the lands from which the residents were removed over 40 years ago, and the mobile version of the website (available at the same URL) makes it possible to hear these stories while on the same lands.

To read more about the Returning the Voices to Kouchibouguac National Park project click here.

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