Welcome to the Encyclopedia of French Cultural Heritage in North America! As you browse the site, you will learn about the heritage of French-speaking North America, as well as about its history and diversity. Get to know the people who preserve and cherish it, discover the places where it finds expression and become familiar with the trends that have shaped and influenced its evolution throughout history.
By Gareau, Laurier
Saint-Laurent de Grandin is a very important religious heritage site for Saskatchewan's French-speaking community, which is also known as the Fransaskois. There once was a time when all the Fransaskois and all the French-speaking Métis of this area of Saskatchewan were devout Catholics, particularly since the Oblate clergy had played an active role as missionaries in their midst. The Saint-Laurent mission has always attracted a large number of the faithful. Located in the centre of the province on the western shore of the South Saskatchewan River, approximately ten kilometres north of...
The English version of the Encyclopedia of French Cultural Heritage in North America is online since December 15th, 2009. It features an ever growing number of articles, documents and resources on the heritage of French-speaking North America.