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L'esclavage en Nouvelle-France et le Procès d'Angélique

(Slavery in Nouvelle-France and the Trial of Angélique)

 


Guest speaker: Denyse Beaugrand-ChampagneEsclaveMarie-Angelique

 

When: Thursday, April 18, 2013, from 19:30 to 21:00


Where: Beaconsfield Library, Media room

             303 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield, H9W 4A7


PowerPoint Lecture in French followed by a bilingual question period

 

This lecture will discuss the presence of Amerindian slaves and black slaves in Nouvelle-France via archive documents and will uncover the trial of a slave accused through public rumours to have caused a terrible fire in Montréal. Angélique will be tortured and executed publicly on June 21, 1734.


DenyseBeaugrandChampagne  Denyse Beaugrand Champagne is the author of the book Le procès de Marie-Josèphe-Angélique.


Michel Chartier de Lotbinière, King's Engineer

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Guest speaker: Jean-Pierre RaymondMichelChartierDeLotbiniere

 

When: Thursday, March 21, 2013, from 19:30 to 21:00


Where: Centennial Hall,

             288 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield, H9W 4A4


Lecture in English followed by a bilingual question period

 

Jean-Pierre Raymond, Engineer and history enthusiast, resident of Dorval, will impersonate the first Canadian born engineer in his 1758 King Engineer’s outfit. He will describe the career and political thought of Michel Chartier de Lotbinière who participated in the War of Austrian Succession, the 7-year War, the American Independence War and the French Revolution. In 1763, he owned 7 seigneuries, 5 in the new Province of Québec including the seigneuries of Lotbinière, of Vaudreuil and of Rigaud and two in New York State. He was involved in London, England, in the debate concerning the Quebec Act convincing the House of Commons to adopt the French Laws (Coutume de Paris), the French language and the Catholic religion, which gave the Province de Québec its difference in status.


The Montreal Region Forts from Nouvelle-France Era


Guest speaker: René ChartrandI 14764z 1

 

When: Thursday, February 21, 2013, from 19:30 to 21:00


Where: Centennial Hall,

             288 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield, H9W 4A4


PowerPoint Lecture in English followed by a bilingual question period

 

René Chartrand was born in Montreal and educated in Canada, the United States and the Bahamas. A senior curator with Parks Canada's National Historic Sites Branch for nearly three decades, he is now a free-lance writer and historical consultant. He has authored some 40 books and hundreds of articles published in England, France, the United States and Canada. He lives in Gatineau (Quebec).


Nouvelle-France, un « rêve d'empire » français

( Nouvelle-France, A French « Empire Dream »)


Guest speaker: Gilles LabergeGillesLaberge

 

When: Thursday, January 17, 2013, from 19:30 to 21:00


Where: Centennial Hall,

             288 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield, H9W 4A7


PowerPoint Lecture in French followed by a bilingual question period


In March 2009, Gilles Laberge spoke to us about the St. Lawrence Iroquoians. This time, he will make a very well illustrated introduction to our new theme for 2013, Nouvelle-France :


 

A French « Empire Dream » in the 17th and 18th centuries in the young America

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As much as this young colony would gradually reach colossal growth on this new continent, the drawbacks were its small population and its weak economy. In this large stretch of wilderness, covered with seemingly endless forest, the three main economic leaders were the fur trade as a very well exploited natural resource, and later in the 18th century, the military constructions’ network and the agricultural surplus. To bring back plenty of fur, harmonious relations were developed with the different First Nations tribes while colonial goal was relegated to second place.


This lecture will take you through the crucial era of the pioneers and the setting up of the current Canadian socio-economic thread. This presentation will supply a brief overview, with plenty of pictures, of the different aspects of the socio-economic life in the colonial era: geography, population, politic, economic, military, religious, on top of the physical world aspects: architecture, food and clothing. In short, a good introduction to the subject.

 


Throughout the year 2013, the Beaurepaire-Beaconsfield Historical Society invites you to discover different aspects of life in the early years of Europeans in North America with our theme Nouvelle-France. Our speakers will surprise you with very interesting subjects.

 

 


At a loss for words:

language endangerment and literacy  development

in First Nations communities


Guest speaker: Lori Morris  MP3Audio

 

When: Thursday, November 15, 2012, from 19:30 to 21:00


Where: Centennial Hall,

              288 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield, H9W 4A7


Lecture in English followed by a bilingual question period



My Journey to Reconciliation


Guest speaker: Francine LemayFrancine Lemay

 

When: Thursday, October 18, 2012, from 19:30 to 21:00


Where: In the Media room of the Beaconsfield Library

              303 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield, H9W 4A7


Testimony by Francine Lemay in French with consecutive interpretation in English by her husband, Daniel Lacasse.

Bilingual question period.


 

 

I 12669z 1Francine Lemay is the sister of Corporal Marcel Lemay who was killed during the Oka crisis in 1990. She will explain how, 14 years later, the book At the Woods' Edge, which tells the story of the people of Kanehsatake since the arrival of Europeans in America, has changed her perspective on First Nations people and how her meeting with Mavis Etienne took her on a path of healing and reconciliation. Since the launch of the French version of At the Woods’ Edge July 11, 2010 in Kanehsatake, doors to build bridges between the First Nations People and non-natives have opened. The goal of À l'orée des bois is to inform Francophones and break down prejudices that have been rooted in the social psyche for many moons.

 

With a BA in translation from the University of Montreal and a major in biblical studies, Francine Lemay is self employed and has translated, among others, the In Touch magazine from pastor Charles Stanley Ministries for nearly twelve years.

Aboriginal Human Rights: Contemporary Perspectives

Guest speaker: Ellen Gabriel, of Kanehsatà:keI 11785z 1

When: Thursday, September 20, 2012, from 19:30 to 21:00

Where: Centennial Hall,

              288 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield, H9W 4A7

Lecture in English followed by a bilingual question period

President of Quebec Native Women’s Association

Onkwehón:we Rights Activist, Artist, Indigenous Peoples Rights Activist

  • Golden Eagle Award from the Native Women’s Association of Canada,2005
  • International Women’s Day Award from the Barreau du Québec/Québec Bar Association
  • Jigonsaseh Women of Peace Award, 2008


Mediation - the Historical Treaty Making Process and Its Revival

Especially during the Oka Crisis


Guest speaker: Maître Martha MontourI 08225z 1


 

When: Thursday, May 17, 2012, from 19:30 to 21:00


Where: Centennial Hall,

              288 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield, H9W 4A7


Lecture in English followed by a bilingual question period


Lecture followed by Elizabeth Montour who will present her Conservation Work
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André Quesnel, A Deerfield Descendant


Guest speaker: André QuesnelI 07824z 1

 

When: Thursday, April 19, 2012, from 19:30 to 21:00


Where: Centennial Hall,

              288 Beaconsfield Blvd, Beaconsfield, H9W 4A7


Lecture in English followed by a bilingual question period

Everyone welcome. Admission free.


Mr. André Quesnel is a descendant of prisoners who were brought back to the Montréal region after the Deerfield Massacre in 1704. He will describe us the journey of these prisoners, from their capture up to their establishment in the Oka region, after multiple displacements.