The archival material of Dr. Cath Oberholtzer

ACCI Archives is happy to announce the acquisition of the archival material of Dr. Cath Oberholtzer.  Dr. Oberholtzer received her BA in Archaeology (1981) and her MA in Art and Archaeology (1986) at Trent University.  She received her Ph.D. (1995) in Anthropology at McMaster University under the supervision of Richard Preston with her thesis entitled Together …

Aanischaaukamikw Library News

ACCI’s Library and Archives is happy to report that our new reference section is now open in the Library.  Our reference section holds Cree magazines, newsletters from different communities, annual reports from Cree entities and environmental reports.  We are happy to help you with your research questions and remember that the library is open Tuesday …

Pow Wow Week 2

If one thought that our first week of the Powwow workshop here at ACCI was well attended, then our second week exceeded all expectations.  The second week targeted youth and adults who wanted to learn about dancing, making regalia, and to generally learn about what Powwows are and general conduct while attending.    We started …

Adelyna Sara Snow’s Walking Out Ceremony

The walking out ceremony is a Cree tradition that has been done for children for hundreds of years. When a child was born, they were not allowed to touch the ground until they went through this ceremony. The parents took great care of keeping them off the ground. The ceremony can be done for a …

Meet our interns

Aanischaaukamikw has brought aboard two summer interns.  Tania Lariviere and Siikuun Wapachee have join our team as tour guides and summer programmers.  They will be here to offer visitors tours of the exhibit and building, as well as helping to run some of our summer programming. Welcome to all.

Suzanne Kitchen, Tour Guide

Aanischaaukamikw has hired a new tour guide, Suzanne Kitchen brings a life time of traditional knowledge with her to this position.  Suzanne has spent much of her life living in the bush, continuing to practice her culture in the setting of her ancestors.  We are very pleased that she has joined our team as she …

Our first visitor using a mountain bike

Michel Bayard is from Albany, New York.  He is 70 years old.  He started his journey using his vehicle from Albany to Montreal and continued by bike to Ouje-Bougoumou.  He travelled using forestry roads through Obedjewan.  He plans to continue his journey to Waswanipi. If you see him on the road, please do stop and …

Staff Viewing Newly Loaned Artifacts from the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto.

COMING SOON TO AANISCHAAUKAMIKW! Staff Viewing Newly Loaned Artifacts from the Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto. A collection of James Bay Cree artifacts will be temporarily on exhibition at the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute. The artifacts includes: Two spectacular hoods, a pair of woman’s leggings, a wall pocket made of porcupine quill and a child’s bag. …