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Days 4, 5 and 6 of the Heritage Preservation Project!

Our stops in Chisasibi focused on archival materials and how the Cree Nation of Chisasibi catalogues and stores materials, and ensures important files are backed-up by scanning them.   The Cree Nation of Chisasibi Administrative Centre. We also had time to sneak in a quick visit to the Catholic Church that had been moved by …

Days 2 and 3 of the ACCI Heritage Preservation Project!

We had excellent conversations with members of the Whapmagoostui First Nation today and learned about the recently founded Cultural Association which will collect traditional knowledge and material heritage.  We also had an informative discussion with Reverend Tom Martin regarding the history of the Anglican Church in Whapmagoostui, including the first church (“Old Church”), the second …

Day 1 of the ACCI Heritage Preservation Project!

ACCI staff are carrying out a project to survey cultural heritage collections in the communities of Eeyou/Eenou Istchee, offering preservation tips along the way and gathering interest for a future preservation workshop. Today our Archivist and Conservator landed in Whapmagoostui, the northernmost James Bay Cree community. Archivist, Lisa, stands by the beautiful glass wall at …

Family Weekend

This past weekend we held an event designed at passing on family traditions from one generation to the next. Families are such a strong learning resource for children anywhere in the world, and this is no different here in in Eeyou Istchee. We were able to offer many activities with the purpose of families learning …