The trail of the Rabbit Fur Coat

One of the most exciting things that happened with our museum collection in the last few months was the amazing reunification of an object with the family of the maker. In May 2015, ACCI hosted a Curatorial workshop lead by Moira McCaffrey, and one of the attendees was Linda Stewart Georgekish from Wemindji. At this …

ACCI at IILF! (The 9th International Indigenous Librarians Forum 2015) by Annie Bosum, ACCI Librarian

I participated as a poster presenter at the 9th International Indigenous Librarians Forum held at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, August 4-7, 2015.  The delegates came from many places around the world: New Zealand, Australia, Vancouver, Saskatchewan, Quebec, and Ontario, to name a few.   One of the buildings, University of Manitoba DAY 1: …

ACCI Collections Staff on the Road

ACCI Collections Staff on the Road! Written by Sharon Vance – Registrar On July 1st2015, intrepid collections team members Laura Phillips and Sharon Vance set out for the Cree community of Waskaganish armed with Sharpies and Olfa knives.    The Mission: As part of a larger collaboration and training partnership with the Waskaganish Cultural Department, …

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 …