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 …

3rd Annual Family Weekend…A Great Success!

The 3rd Annual Family Weekend was a great success!  On the first day we had close to 70 people join us for the whole afternoon.   The second day was just as popular.  In total we received over 150 people last weekend.  Those who attended experienced things that they’ve never before had the chance to see or …

ACCI Celebrates Cree Day – November 11

39th Anniversary of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement 
1975-2014 
This year marks the 39th anniversary of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. It is important to honour the young Cree leaders that were asked by community elders to lead the fight during the negotiations of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. …

Moose Break at the Museum

During the week of October 6 ACCI was closed to the public for Moose Break, but that doesn’t mean that museum-y things don’t happen.  So, what really happens to a museum when it’s closed for a week?   Well, sadly none of our artifacts come to life, but the Collections Staff sure do because being closed …

Cree Nation Government Donation to the ACCI Archives

On September 8, 2014 ACCI received 28 boxes of books, reports, AV material, and photos from the Cree Nation Government office in Nemaska. The books and annual reports from Cree entities will be added to the reference section and library, while the photos and hand-made books will be placed in the archives. Aanischaaukamikw would like …

Dr. Harvey Feit donates Hunters’ Diaries to ACCI

Anthropologist Dr. Harvey Feit is a name known well in Eeyou Istchee.  He was involved with the James Bay Northern Québec Agreement negotiations and has been doing field work in Waswanipi since the 1960s. This August, Dr. Feit and his wife Lise came to visit us in Oujé-Bougoumou, and made a series of donations, including …