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Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute Partners with Mastercard Foundation and Eenou-Eeyou Community Foundation To Launch Interactive Website

Oujé-Bougoumou, Quebec – (December 10, 2021) – Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute is pleased to announce the launch of our new interactive website. This new site features an extensive VR (virtual reality) tour of the facility. This complete redevelopment of the site has been made possible through generous support from the Mastercard Foundation and the Eenou-Eeyou …

Ubagaan

Blog by Stephen Inglis Toboggans were used and discarded regularly in Northern Ontario and Quebec, and have not traditionally been the kind of thing to catch/caught the eye of collectors. However, the toboggan is an invention of First Nations of North Eastern Canada, and we know that it has been critical to survival in winter …

Virtual Tour of the Institute

In early August, a small, highly specialized video production crew from supplier HyperActive Productions took residence in the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, on a mission to create something very special. Cree art, music, history, and culture continue to be critically important to Cree and non-Cree audiences, especially during the difficult times of the current health …

Eenou-Eeyou Community Foundation partners with Mastercard Foundation

The Eenou-Eeyou Community Foundation is pleased to announce that we have partnered with the Mastercard Foundation to provide support for the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute through a thoroughly redesigned, more robust interactive web site and through increased connectivity. The support from the Mastercard Foundation will enable improved access to the virtual museum of the Aanischaaukamikw …

Working Remotely as a Museum Collections Registrar

 by Melanie Banks With the closure of many public spaces during the Covid-19 pandemic in mid-March 2020, family and friends have assumed that as a heritage worker I would have been laid off. This has been a frequent conversation starter when I am inevitably asked how I am spending my time during the pandemic. When …

Reflections on Painted Caribou Hide Workshops

by Margaret Orr In the months of January, February, and March 2020, I embarked on a journey to Ouje-Bougoumou, Mistissini, Eastmain, Chisasibi, and Whapmagoostui in Eeyou Istchee (Quebec). My journey was to facilitate workshops that focused on the designs painted on caribou hide coats and other items of clothing and other belongings. Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute (ACCI) …

Making Paint Pigments

By Margaret Orr It’s been a real pleasure working on the Painted Caribou-Skin Coats Project with the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute in Ouje-Bougoumou, Quebec. Margaret looking at painted coats with our research group at the Royal Ontario Museum. After a trip to see ancient painted caribou-skin items in the Royal Ontario Museum in August, 2019, …