A Visit from a Distant Chief

This past month ACCI welcomed Celestino Mariano Gallardo, Chief of the  Ngäbe-Buglé people who live in the Nidrini region of Panama.  He was joined by Professor Daviken Studniki-Gizbert from McGill University, Sean Phipps an undergrad in Latin American and Environmental Studies and Rachel Mulbry an undergrad in Environmental Sciences and Middle Eastern Studies, and Katherine Scott a …

Something Good is Cooking!

The air is getting colder and the days shorter, fall is here, and in Eeyou Istchee, winter comes quickly.  Winter is a tough season, and for those that are not prepared for it, it can be especially long.  Long ago, those that lived in off of the land had to prepare for winter to ensure …

Preservation Workshop

On September 17th and 18th ACCI held a Preservation Workshop in partnership with the Centre de Conservation du Quebec (CCQ) .  The workshop was the “final” phase of the Outreach Project started in October 2012.  The project’s main objective was to survey all collections in the Cree communities and to offer preservation advice supporting the …

General Conference of the International Council of Museums

From August 10 to 17, Rio de Janeiro heldthe 23rd triennial General Conference of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). The Conference was a great opportunity to meet other museum professionals and learn about projects from cultural centers world-wide.   The Cidadedas Artes was the venue chosen for the event, a beautiful location where shows, …

ACCI Hosts Major Tourism Announcement by Minister of Tourism

The Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute has once again hosted a major tourist gathering in the region. The Quebec Minister for Tourism, Pascal Bérubé was at ACCI to announce a Funding Agreement totaling $1.4 million to be invested in the region for tourism development. Representatives from the Crees and Jamesian along with The Cree Tourism Association …

Canadian Museum of Civilization Internship Program

Lisa Petawabano, our archivist has been accepted in the Canadian Museum of Civilization Internship Program.  Congratulations Lisa, We are proud of you! Lisa Petawabano I am sooo excited about my internship! I can’t wait to get started!  This wonderful program available to native people in Canada will provide me with an 8 month hands-on experience at the …