Actor Adam Beach visits ACCI

Wednesday, July 31st saw a visit to ACCI by Adam Beach, star of the popular TV series, Arctic Air. Adam was in Ouje for a gathering of the Cree Youth Council and walked up to see the museum with his host, Joshua Iserhoff. Stephen Inglis, Adam Beach & Joshua Iserhoff It was a pleasure to …

Replicating a Hood – Paula Menarick

The replication project is in its final stages and Paula Menarick has come back for a visit to complete the beaded hood. Having her come to replicate a hood in our building in front of our eyes allowed us the perfect opportunity to record and document the type of work our ancestors would have done …

Our First Royal Visit

ACCI was honoured to receive our first royal visit on June 24, 2013! Dr. Mingying La, a princess of the Na (Mosuo) people from the northwest of China, came to explore our unique culture and exchange ideas about cultural preservation. Dr. Mingying La, who is associated with the Sichuan Academy of Social Sciences, was joined …

Cree Fiddlers at Aanischaaukamikw

Wow!  This past weekend was a hit!  ACCI had another movie night, and what a night it was!  We presented a really interesting film called: “The Fiddlers of James Bay” which is about two talented fiddlers, Ray Spencer and Bob McLeod.  These men were famous in Eeyou Istchee for their outstanding playing ability. They were …

Quebec Government Ministers visit Aanischaaukamikw

We have a wonderful visit from some of the ministers from the Quebec Government. Réjean Hébert Minister of Health and Social Services Minister responsible for Seniors Minister responsible for the Estrie region Élizabeth Larouche Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Véronique Hivon Minister for Public Health and Youth Protection Minister responsible for the Lanaudière region Thank you …

Jackie Gull Memorial Pipun Eeyou Eetouwin

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute was recently invited to attend the Jackie Gull Memorial Pipun Eeyou Eetouwin in Waswanipi. We were absolutely delighted with the hospitality and kindness shown towards us from everyone involved in this event. Upon our arrival in Waswanipi we were invited for a feast where we were served bannock, rabbit stew, moose …

Cree Native Arts & Crafts Association Festival

From March 15 to 17, CNACA held their first festival in Val d’Or and ACCI was present at this event.  There was an abundance of talented artists in attendance at the festival. Tim Whiskeychan, one of the most respected artists in Eeyou Istchee, showed many curious visitors some of his unique painting techniques. There were crafts …

Movie Night at the Museum – Cold Journey

On Wednesday March 20, Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute hosted another Movie Night showing “Cold Journey” starring Eeyou Istchee’s own Buckley Petawabano. Mr. Petawabano was kind enough to record a message that was played before the start of the film. He spoke of his time making the film and the work that came, such as the TV …

The First Movie Night at the Museum

On Wednesday February 20, 2013 Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute held its first Movie Night at the Museum.  We were proud to present the documentary “The Cree Hunters of Mistassini” to an enthusiastic crowd.  The film follows the lives of 3 families as they set up their winter camp.  This film was made in the early …