Saving French Without State Funding, October 7

Oct 17, 2013

As the state continues to cut funding for French immersion programs, it could give the impression that Cajun heritage is fading out. People travel from around the world to see the only U.S. state with French influence. How does the language continue without funding? Individuals, like those that visit the Blue Moon’s weekly Cajun jam, take it upon themselves to learn and practice their heritage. French speakers, like Kelley Courville, regularly gather to play music and converse. This intermingling of younger and older generations fills the air with authentic Cajun sounds, giving hope that the French language will continue to exist with or without the state funding.  

Kelley Courville attends Blue Moon’s weekly Cajun jam, preserving the French culture through music and language.