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Fri May 17, 2013
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Natchitoches French Table aims to keep Louisiana French alive

Dustin Fuqua, 31, is working to keep Louisiana French alive in Natchitoches Parish.

Louisianans who are interested in keeping Louisiana French alive will meet Saturday in Derry, La., for what’s called the Natchitoches French Table. Dustin Fuqua, cultural resource specialist for the Cane River Creole National Historical Park, launched the Natchitoches French Table in January.

Last year, he landed a coveted National Park Service professional development grant that enabled him to attend French Tables throughout southwest Louisiana to improve his retention and use of Louisiana French, a group of French dialects.

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