The Aanischaaukamikw construction project is moving ahead quickly. The office spaces will be finished and equipped by March, and the Aanischaaukamikw staff and those of our tenants and partners will move in shortly thereafter. The last of the roofing and exterior details will be completed this spring as soon as the snow melts, and the landscaping will be done this summer.
And this fall, Aanischaaukamikw will be open to the public and will inaugurate its permanent exhibit on the history and traditions of the Crees of Eeyou Istchee (central and northern Quebec).
All of this progress is the result of an extraordinary partnership by the Crees, the private sector, and the Quebec and federal governments to support the development of Aanischaaukamikw and our efforts to protect and study our culture and language and to share these with the world.
Aanischaaukamikw is very grateful for this support and will acknowledge the contributions of all of its supporters in a donor wall to be erected in the Aanischaaukamikw building. At this time I would like to underline our particular gratitude to the Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee) and Hydro Québec for their leadership in establishing and supporting the Aanischaaukamikw fundraising campaign.
Your vision and generosity will help us to show the world the true value and richness of our culture.
Abel Bosum, President