Episode 6: Who is Part of the Francophone Community? - Part 1: French as a Second Language
Our previous episodes explored how a common language and lively culture brings together Francophone communities. Our next topic concerns who is part of these Francophone communities.
The topic of Francophone identity and “who is part of the Francophone community” has been actively debated for many years by those in the community. In the next two episodes, we will explore this question by talking to two individuals who historically would not have been considered part of the Francophone community. We will begin this conversation with Derrek Bentley.
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Executive producers for the podcast are Ian T.D. Thomson and André Marchildon.
Our technical producer is Frédérick Demers, and our consulting producer is Gabriel Tougas.
Music for the series is provided by Rayannah.
Derrek’s first language is English yet that hasn’t stopped him from becoming extensively involved in the Francophone community. In 2011 he was the youngest recipient for the Prix Riel, a prestigious award given to leaders in Manitoba’s Francophone community. Derrek previously worked at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights and now works as the general manager for the Conseil jeunesse provincial, which is the French youth council of Manitoba. Derrek was also recently named a Future 40 finalist by CBC Manitoba.