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Farewell to our Summer Students!

It was a great summer here at Aanischaaukamikw, and we couldn’t have done it without them! We had two new additions this year – Abigail Mianscum joined the collections team, as did, Roxanne Bosum-Mianscum, in the Education & Interpretation department. Returning again for another year here at Aanischaaukamikw, was Tania Lariviere. These young women had …

ACCI Collection Officer, Paula Menarick @ Otsego!

ACCI Collection Officer, Paula Menarick @ Otsego!  It was a privilege to attendthe 2015 Otsego Institute for Native North American Art History summer seminars in Cooperstown, New York. We focused on connoisseurship of materials and the theorization of materiality.  What is the Otsego Institute?                 “The Otsego Institute for Native American Art History was founded …

International Archives Day 2015

June 9, 2015 is International Archives Day! To celebrate ACCI has added a photo to the International Council of Archives International Archives Day 2015 web page. www.internationalarchivesday.org Last year’s 2014 submission was a photo from the Dr. Richard Preston fonds, and this year we are proud to use one of Dr. Harvey Feit’s photos. For …

Earth Day 2015 – 25th Anniversary of the Odeyak

Yesterday was an inspiring day to honour an inspiring and heroic voyage. Earth Day, April 22, marked the 25th anniversary of the journey of the Odeyak from Whapmagoostui to New York City. Youth delegates Elders along with past and present Cree leaders from all corners of Eeyou Istchee gathered together at Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute …

Aanischaaukamikw welcomes Abel Bosum as President

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute is proud to welcome Abel Bosum as President of our organization. Mr. Bosum was elected by our Board of Directors at their meeting on April 2, 2015, succeeding Dianne Ottereyes Reid.  We look forward to benefiting from Mr. Bosum’s knowledge and experience during his term and foresee continuing advances for ACCI …

Award of Outstanding Achievement in Education

ACCI receives prestigious national award for excellence from the Canadian Museums Association for theatrical production of Mind’s Eye!   To learn more about the tour check out this story from CBC and our blog postfrom 2014. For more information about the award, please see the press release in Englishand French.

Knowledge & Self Representation – American Indian Workshop 2015

The 36th American Indian Workshop took place March 24-27, 2015 at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main in Germany.  This year’s topic was Knowledge & Self Representation, and featured presenters and keynote speakers from across Europe, North American, and Asia. ACCI archivist Raegan Swanson and former museum and archival technician (summer 2014) Jordan Graham presented …

“The Voyage of the Odeyak”

CALL FOR DONATIONS: PICTURES, VIDEO FOOTAGE, LETTERS, & NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS “The Voyage of the Odeyak” “We may have inherited this land from our ancestors, but we have also borrowed it from our children.” These compelling words were spoken by Matthew Coon Come on “Earth Day” April 22, 1990, the day that New Yorkers learned that …

Adapting Brian Deer for the ACCI Library

Over the past year, ACCI has been working to adapt the Brian Deer Classification System for use in our library.  Most libraries in the western world use traditional classification systems like Dewey Decimal or Library of Congress (LOC), but we did not feel that this met our library’s needs.  Brian Deer is considered a non-traditional …