Excitement’s Building!


What’s a museum without exhibit cases, panels, texts and labels? It’s a museum getting ready for the public! Now the process is moving forward at an unprecedented pace, and we’re beginning to see just how spectacular Aanischaaukamikw is going to look. We were all very excited last week as we watched an 18 wheeler back into the new loading dock, not with construction materials, but with a fifty-three foot trailer full of the things we need to build one of the most extensive and informative exhibitions ever created about the James Bay Cree.

Next week the objects and artifacts will begin to arrive, and then the AV equipment to deliver the images and words of the elders as they describe the use of the objects on display. Weaving this all together will take all the skills and efforts of a large team of specialists, and they feel privileged to be here, to help assemble this story, and to play a part in the realization of this dream.

Keep your eyes on this site for news of our upcoming opening!