Pandemic Isolating: What I’m doing with the ‘Reesa’ my time

Jessica MacLean, the conservator at Aanischaaukamikw, shares some information about how we keep our collections safe and free from insect damage. On a bright spring day in April 2020, 1120 km from Ouje-Bougoumou amid the COVID-19 pandemic, I found myself sitting at my kitchen table in Toronto doing watercolour sketches. The subject of which are …

My work in the library at Aanischaaukamikw

by: Annie Bosum Annie will be retiring from her library position in the coming few years so we asked her to write a few words about her career so far. Me (right) and my colleague Laura (left) in front of the beautiful Aanischaaukamikw building in June 2018. My position as Library Technician at the Aanischaaukamikw …

My Life as a Digitization Technician in Eeyou Istchee

Kory at work doing digitization As a digitization technician at Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institution, my primary task is essentially to preserve material from the archives and convert each original file into a digital file. VHS tapes that need to be digitised From a profusion of textual documentation to old school playable video and audio formats, …

My internship in the Collections

My internship in the Collections department at Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, 2018 By: Camille Crevier-Lalonde My work as an intern as part of my course in applied museology at Montmorency College often consist of solving problems to support and display objects that may have specific requirements or restrictions. Making a mount is always about the …

Attending the 2019 SICC ē-micimināyakik Gathering by Annie Bosum

Attending the 2019 SICC ē-micimināyakik Gathering by Annie Bosum I had the honour to attend the 2019 SICC ē-micimināyakikGathering hosted by the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centrein SaskatoonMay 2-3, 2019. There, I presented the Brian Deer Classification System, which we are using in the Aanischaaukamikw Library and debriefed on the functions and spaces of theAanischaaukamikw Cultural Institute. …

Beyond Inclusion – Decolonising through Self-Representation in Eeyou Istchee

This blog post is based on text from a poster that we submitted to the Museum Ethnographers Group (UK) conference in April 2018. Beyond Inclusion – Decolonising through Self-Representation in Eeyou Istchee Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute [ACCI] opened in 2011, after decades of planning by Eeyou Elders and community members. Located in Ouje-Bougoumou, ACCI is …

Preparing for Siikun in Eeyou Istchee

Preparing for Siikun in Eeyou Istchee by Annie Bosum, with Elder Eva Bosum  Spring in the bush offers many activities including the move to a new camp. I learned this from my uncle and aunt, George and Eva Bosum (Photo 1), who always demonstrated a love of the land as our ancestors did before them.  …