Anthropologist Dr. Harvey Feit is a name
known well in Eeyou Istchee. He was
involved with the James Bay Northern Québec Agreement negotiations and has been
doing field work in Waswanipi since the 1960s.
This August, Dr. Feit and his wife Lise
came to visit us in Oujé-Bougoumou, and made a series of donations, including 31
Hunters’ Diaries, to the ACCI archives.
These diaries hold an important place in Eeyou Istchee history as they
were used as evidence during the JBNQA hearings in the 1970s. At the moment, three of the diaries are on
display in our exhibit Reclaiming the
Ways of Our Ancestors. In addition to the diaries, Dr. Feit has donated
many photographs and material that will be open for future research.
Here is a linkof an actual diary display in the museum:
To read about Dr. Feit’s last donation, see
our blog post from 2013:
To learn more about the JBNQA check out