Idaho Needs French

AATF ADVOCACY FACT PACK FOR IDAHO

(Special thanks to Dr. Robert Peckham, University of Tennessee at Martin, for supplying the following information)


IMPORTANT FRANCOPHONE GOVERNMENT ADDRESSES

Closest French Consulate

Closest Canadian Consulate

IMPORTANT EDUCATIONAL ADDRESSES

International Baccalaureate Programs in Idaho

AATF in Idaho:

Francophone Demographics of Idaho

French Moments in Idaho History

French Place names in Idaho

Idaho's Role in International Commerce

Idaho's Foreign Direct Investment (relatively small):

Advocacy Political Contacts for Idaho

 

IMPORTANT FRANCOPHONE GOVERNMENT ADDRESSES

Closest Belgian Consular Representatives

 

Mr. Ronald De Langhe, Consul General

Ms. Véronique Marounek, Consul

6100 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 1200

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Consular office hours 8:30 AM - 12 PM                            

Phone (323) 857-1244, Fax (323) 936-2564

E-mail: LosAngeles@diplobel.org

 

Mr. Patrick SEBRECHTS, Honorary Consul

Department of Computer Science

 California State University San Marcos

PO Box 130051

Carlsbad, CA 92013-0051

Phone (760) 943-9121, Fax (760) 943-9121

E-mail: SanDiego@Diplobel.org

 

Mrs. Rita M. BRAL, Honorary Consul

Vice President Corporate Communications

Software Research Inc.

1663 Mission Street, Suite 400

San Francisco, CA 94103

Phone (415) 861-9910 Fax (415) 861-9801

E-mail: SanFrancisco@Diplobel.org

 

Closest French Consulate

 

Consulat Général de France à San Francisco
http://www.consulfrance-sanfrancisco.org/

540 Bush Street
San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Tél: (415) 397-4330

Fax. (415)433.83.57

 

 

- Consul honoraire

          Mme Gabrielle Applequist

          5796 Millstream Way

          Garden City

          Boise, ID 83714

          T (208) 323-7953

          F (208) 853-4703

          Mél : gabrielleapplequist@hotmail.com

Closest Canadian Consulate

 

Consulate General of Canada - Seattle
http://geo.international.gc.ca/can-am/seattle/menu-en.asp


Consulate General of Canada

1501 4th Ave., Suite 600

Seattle, WA 98101

Tel: (206) 443-1777

Fax: (206) 443-9662

seatl@international.gc.ca

Québec Government Office in Los Angeles

http://www.Quebec-LosAngeles.org

10940 Wilshire Boulevard

Room 720

Los Angeles, CA 90024

U.S.A.

Phone: (310) 824-4173

Fax: (310) 824-7759

mél: qc.losangeles@mri.gouv.qc.ca

 

IMPORTANT EDUCATIONAL ADDRESSES

 

- Alliance Française de Boise

Mme Gabrielle Applequist

5796 Millstream Way

Boise, ID 83714

Tel (208) 323-7953

Mél : gabrielleapplequist@hotmail.com

 


IDAHO Foreign Language Education


The Idaho Association of Teachers of Language & Culture
http://www.iatlc.org/

 

International Baccalaureate Programs in Idaho

 

Coeur d'Alene High School

http://www.cdaschools.org/chs/

5530 N. 4th St, Coeur d'Alene

 

Lake City High School

http://www.sd271.k12.id.us/lchs/

6101 N. Ramsey Rd, Coeur d'Alene

 

Riverstone International School

http://www.riverstonecs.org/

5493 Warm Springs Avenue, Boise


AATF in Idaho:


Rhonda Anderson, Secretary-Treasurer
E-mail: randerdog@msn.com
        
Claudia Creek, President
Twin Falls High School

1615 Filer Avenue East

Twin Falls, ID 83301

Phone: (208) 733-6551 ext. 3068
Claudia Creek claudiac@sitestar.net

 

Sally Husted, Vice-President/President-Elect

Boise High School

1010 W. Washington St.

Boise, ID 83702

Phone: (208) 335-3575

Sally Husted sally.husted@boiseschools.org

 

Le Grand Concours

State Director, Sally Husted

Boise High School

1010 W. Washington St.

Boise, ID 83702

Phone: (208) 335-3575

Sally Husted sally.husted@boiseschools.org


Idaho Standards for Foreign Language Teachers
http://www.sde.idaho.gov/instruct/standards/documents/subjectpages/HWLstandardsPD.htm

Francophone Demographics of Idaho

Idaho has over 3400 French, French Creole and Cajun French speaking
residents.
In 2000,
47,000 Idaho residents claimed French or French Canadian Ancestry.


French Moments in Idaho History

1803 - The Louisiana Territory purchased by the United States from France
for $15 million.


1805 - Toussaint Charbonneau, a French-Canadian trapper and trader, arrives in Idaho with Lewis and Clark expedition. His wife was Sacajawea, member of Idaho's Lemhi Shoshoni band.

 

1810 - François Payette, French-Canadian fur trader, arrived at the mouth of the Columbia River.

 

Before 1812 - "Boise" named through description of French Canadian fur trappers as a wooded area.

1815 - A band of nineteen Iroquois migrated from eastern Canada to Idaho.

1818 to 1821 - A French-Canadian trapper passed through the Malad
Valley between 1818 and 1821 with a party of trappers.  The river was named
"Malade" because some of the trappers became sick, and they mistakenly
attributed the illness to the water.

1833 - Boise Basin discovered by French explorers (Captain B.L.E. Bonneville
and his party of French trappers)

1834 - Fort Boise built by Hudson's Bay Company.  François Payette, a French Canadian fur trader was put in charge.

1843 - The first Catholic Church in Idaho was built by Father Nicolas Point
De Smet, S.J., a Belgian by birth, on the St. Joe River, near the present
town of St. Maries

 

1852 - French Canadians discover gold on the Pend Oreille River.

 

1891 - Emma Green, daughter of a French Creole woman, designed the Idaho state seal.

French Place names in Idaho

Payette, Boise, Malad, Coeur d’Alene, St. Maries, Montpelier, Culdesac,
Dubois, Grangeville, Paris, Teton, Bellevue, Nez Perce County, Geneva, Paris, Dufort, Butte County, Payette County, Belmont, Leon,


Boone, Lalia Phipps. Idaho Place Names: A Geographical Dictionary. Moscow, Idaho: University of Idaho Press; 1988.



Idaho's Role in International Commerce

Idaho: Exports, Jobs, and Foreign Investment (September 2006)

http://www.ita.doc.gov/td/industry/OTEA/state_reports/idaho.html

 

Idaho International Trade Publication

http://www.buyusa.gov/boise/itp.html

 

Idaho International Trade News

http://www.einnews.com/idaho/newsfeed-idaho-international-trade



Exports for 2004 in millions of dollars:

Total:                                     2,914.6
Canada                               435.7
Belgium                     7.1
France                       21.7
total francophone         464.5

16% of Idaho's exports go to Francophone countries

 

Exports for 2005 in millions of dollars:


Total:                                    
3,260
Canada                              
528 (up 21.2%)
Belgium                     NA
France                      
64 (up 194.9%)

Switzerland          27
total francophone         464.5

Nearly 19% of Idaho's exports now go to Francophone countries.
23,000 Idaho jobs are supported by Canada-U.S. trade. Idaho, as the nation’s chief producer of potatoes, exported $69 million of agricultural products in 2004 to Canada. Export-supported jobs linked to manufacturing account for an estimated 4.7 percent of Idaho's total private-sector employment. Over one-seventh of all manufacturing workers in Idaho depend on exports for their jobs. 1,290 companies exported from Idaho locations in 2004, with more than four-fifths, small and medium-sized enterprises.



Idaho's Foreign Direct Investment (relatively small):

2002 figures show only 3.4% of Idaho's workforce employed by foreign-owned companies, making the state 37th nationally in this category.  In 2003, however, foreign-controlled companies employed 11,200 workers in Idaho, accounting for 5.1 percent of total manufacturing employment, with two thirds of the top five investor nations Francophone.
In Idaho 22,624 acres of agricultural land is foreign owned.

Canadian Economic ties with Idaho
http://geo.international.gc.ca/can-am/washington/state_trade_2005/idaho-en.asp

Value of transboarder surface freight Idaho-Canada-Idaho, between August
2005 and August 2006:

All Canadian Provinces to Idaho                    
$778,224,273
Idaho to All Canadian Provinces                    
$478,377,747

The following Idaho-based companies have major offices, branches or
subsidiaries in France:

Extended Systems  - Boise, ID

 Extended Systems Inc. - Boise, ID

 Proclarity - Boise, ID

 Scp Global Technologies - Boise, ID

Advocacy Political Contacts for Idaho

Contacting Congress
http://www.visi.com/juan/congress/

IDAHO Legislature
http://www.legislature.idaho.gov/