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Returning the Voices website is a website that tells the story of the people (mostly Acadians) who were expropriated in the late 1960s to permit the creation of Kouchibouguac National Park on the eastern coast of New Brunswick. Led by Ronald Rudin, Trudeau Foundation Fellow and Professor of History at Concordia University, this project seeks to return the residents’ voices to their lands by way of 26 video portraits.

I encourage you to navigate through – using the interactive map and regions tab – to find out more about the expropriation and the lives that were changed by it. Alternatively, Norma Doucet’s moving video portrait provides a great introduction to the project if you are looking for another entry point into Her testimony is available here:

Eric Fillion

Research Assistant
Concordia University
Dept. of History