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Feb 08, 2013
Governor Bobby Jindal Announces Appointments to the Louisiana Folklife Commission

BATON ROUGE- Today, Governor Bobby Jindal announced appointments to the Louisiana Folklife Commission.

The Louisiana Folklife Commission serves to help preserve the traditional cultural materials of a community learned outside formal institutions and handed down over generations. The cultural materials include language, traditional styles of architecture and land use, folk music and dance, folk medicine and beliefs, rituals, festivals, food, arts and crafts, oral history, tales, and myths. 

According to statute, the commission shall be composed of twenty-one voting members, eighteen of whom shall be appointed by the governor and three of whom shall be ex-officio members. 

Each appointment by the governor shall be subject to Senate confirmation. The commission shall be composed as follows: 
  • One member shall be appointed from the Office of the State Museum; 
  • One member shall be appointed from the Office of State Parks; 
  • One member shall be appointed from the Division of the Arts; 
  • One member shall be appointed from the Division of Archaeology; 
  • One member shall be appointed from the Division of Historic Preservation; 
  • One member shall be appointed from a list of three names submitted by the membership of the Louisiana Folklore Society; 
  • One member shall be appointed from a list of three names submitted by the membership of the Louisiana Folklife Society; 
  • Four members shall be appointed from the faculties of state, public, and private colleges or universities from a list of twelve prospective members submitted by the secretary of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, all of whom shall have recognized professional expertise in folklife, anthropology, cultural geography, ethnomusicology, linguistics, museology, documentary media, or history; 
  • Four members shall be appointed from a list of twelve names submitted by the secretary of the Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism, all of whom shall have a demonstrated interest in the folk cultural traditions of the state; these members shall be chosen with regard to representation of major ethnic groups or regions of the state; 
  • One member shall be appointed from a list of three names submitted by the board of directors of the Louisiana Preservation Alliance, Inc; 
  • One member shall be the executive director of the Louisiana Committee for the Humanities or his designee; 
  • One member shall be the director of the Louisiana Intertribal Council or a designee recommended by the council; 
  • One member shall be the state librarian or his designee; 
  • One member shall be appointed from the Office of Tourism; and 
  • One member shall be appointed from the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve.
Appointments to the Louisiana Folklife Commission:

Allison Pena, of New Orleans, is a cultural anthropologist. Pena will be reappointed to serve as a representative of the Jean Lafitte National Historical Park and Preserve, as required by statute.

 
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