Thank you Christine!

Our spring intern Christine Desroches is a museum tech student from College Montmorency.  She is finishing up her last week here at ACCI and we asked her to write a few lines about her time here at Aanischaaukamikw.  We were very happy to have her as part of our team! Already 6 weeks! I had …

Spring Cleaning!

The museum may be closed to the public during Goose Break, but museum staff have been working hard to do some spring cleaning before the museum opens again. The library got a full cleaning last week.  Everything from shelves to carpets were washed in preparation for the summer. One of the best ways to make …

Notes from ACCI’s Spring Intern – Christine Desroches

Christine came to ACCI in April from College Montmorency where she has almost completed the Techniques de Museologie program.  Her internship is 6 weeks long and we at ACCI are happy to have her here!  We asked Christine to write about the projects that she has been working on here at ACCI. My first project …

Mind’s Eye Theatrical Production Tours Eeyou Istchee

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute (ACCI) is pleased to announce that the Mind’s Eye theatrical production was a success in Eeyou Istchee. The communities embraced the show with open arms. The theatrical production, Mind’s Eye, was directed by Shirley Cheechoo, An accomplished playwright, actor, visual artist, writer and director, Dr. Shirley Cheechoo is also a member …

CPR Training

From February 24 until February 27 ACCI and CNG staff will learn about CPR and First Aid procedures. The training given by Bruno Blacksmith will teach the staff on how to proceed in case of emergencies ensuring our staff is well prepared to act in many emergency scenarios. Staff that had already taken the course …

FAMILY WEEKEND AT ACCI

November 22, 23 & 24 saw Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute host its 2nd annual “Family Weekend” and what a weekend it was.  There were visitors from all over Eeyou Istchee that came to see Aanischaaukamikw and the events that happened throughout the weekend. Two elders, Nancy Snowboy and Elizabeth Cookish, came from Chisasibi to show …

Dr. Marguerite MacKenzie of Memorial University wins 2013 (SSHRC) Insight Award.

ACCI would like to congratulate Dr. Marguerite MacKenzie of Memorial University – winner of the 2013 Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) Insight Award.  This national award recognizes outstanding achievement in projects funded by SSHRC. Dr. MacKenzie was recognized for work over the past 40 years in preserving aboriginal languages, notably within the Cree, …