Franco-Saskatchewanians become Fransaskois

The term “Fransaskois” is coined by Father Jean Patoine of Edmonton. It was not until the late 1970s, however, that Franco-Saskatchewanians began identifying with the term “Fransaskois.

This acceptance was largely the result of efforts by young Francophones who were members of the Association jeunesse fransaskoise, founded in 1977.