The presentation was held at the Zachary Branch Library on Saturday, Oct. 20.
“It is because of her people that our Acadian ancestors survived in French Canada,” said Kathy Mier aka Mamee Mier. “It is because of her people that we are alive and well here in Louisiana today.”
Petit Pas is a traditional healer and historical genealogist who is specializes in Mi’kmaq and Acadian Genealogy. Her career spands 40 decades.
She is chairperson of the Mi’kmaq Burial Ground, Restoration and Research Society. This society placed a monument at Petite Riviere in Lunenburg County Nova Scotia where the ancient Mi’kmaq village of Simcook was discovered. Many Acadians and Mi’kmaq people were buried there before the expulsion of Acadia.
She will also be conducting a Genealogy Workshop on Thursday, Oct. 25, at the Rock Church Family Life Center, 20810 Plank Rd., from 6-8 p.m. Please call 247-1099 to register.
If you would like a private session with Petit Pas, call Christine Guidry Law at 225-247-1099.
Petit Pas is staying with Law while she visits from Nova Scotia. In addition to the above mentioned activities, a sacred fire ceremony was held in Church Point on Oct. 14.