Petawabano, our archivist has been accepted in the Canadian Museum of
Civilization Internship Program. Congratulations Lisa,
We are proud of you!
am sooo excited about my internship! I can’t wait to get started! This
wonderful program available to native people in Canada will provide me with an
8 month hands-on experience at the Canadian Museum of Civilization (CMC) in
Gatineau, Quebec. This huge museum displays authoritative exhibits and
houses millions of artifacts, photos, archives and an impressive
anthropological library. This museum is recognized as one of the premiere
cultural facilities of the twentieth century and is home to the Canadian Postal
Museum, the Canadian Children’s Museum, and an IMAX theatre! I am positive I
will gain relevant knowledge, skills, and experience which will be
applicable in my position as archivist upon my return to Aanischaaukamikw Cree
Cultural Institute (ACCI).
program will help me better understand the breadth of a museum and will enable
me to improve my participation in realizing ACCI’s mandate and objectives with
a broader view of our Museum and how all its functions interrelate. ACCI
is a new institution and we have a far reaching mandate to serve nine (9) Cree
communities throughout a large territory as well as communicating with other
museums in Canada. An experience at CMC will help me prepare for
this. My knowledge and newly acquired skills will also be shared with my
fellow colleagues, summer students, family, friends and in future workshops.