The Interpretation

All three transparent figures remind us of the Acadian people. They are integrated into the landscape, proof of its longevity, pacifist character and presence.  The sails, also transparent, are suggestive of time. The year 1969, during which the Official Languages Act was passed, represents the course of time and the determination to be recognized.  The river is shown as source of life, symbol of division, of the journey made and of the journey still to be made. The roots show the rootedness of Acadians while the green leaves enable us to sustain hope. Chemin a parcourir [Miles to go], title of the work, is a reflection of the effectiveness of the Act of 1969.

The Interpretation

All three transparent figures remind us of the Acadian people. They are integrated into the landscape, proof of its longevity, pacifist character and presence.  The sails, also transparent, are suggestive of time. The year 1969, during which the Official Languages Act was passed, represents the course of time and the determination to be recognized.  The river is shown as source of life, symbol of division, of the journey made and of the journey still to be made. The roots show the rootedness of Acadians while the green leaves enable us to sustain hope. Chemin a parcourir [Miles to go], title of the work, is a reflection of the effectiveness of the Act of 1969.


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Learning Objectives

Learners will understand the meaning behind artist Paulette Foulem-Langteign'e painting entitled "1969 - The Official Languages Act of New Brunswick".

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