Eeyou Istchee’s award-winning Indigenous museum, cultural institution, and showcase of the history of the James Bay Crees. We’re glad you’re here, and we welcome the opportunity to share our culture with you.

About the
Community Foundation

The Foundation provides philanthropic support for the Crees of Eeyou Istchee. The Foundation is Cree-led with a Board of Directors comprised of Cree government and civil society leaders, and promotes the social and cultural development priorities of the Cree Nation.

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Aanischaaukamikw “Sharing the Ways” Campaign Virtual Donor Wall

Aanischaaukamikw would like to thank the Cree and non-Cree visionaries who have supported the development of a Cree regional museum and cultural centre to preserve, study, and share our traditional ways and our language. The “Sharing the Ways” campaign raised $25.6 million, and enable the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute to be built, equipped, and endowed.

Your vision and determination have enabled Aanischaaukamikw to see the light of day, especially the Cree Elders who understood and patiently explained the importance of protecting our ways and our language in the face of rapid change in our society and economy.

We thank all of the Cree and non-Cree donors to the Aanischaaukamikw: Sharing the Ways fundraising campaign. Your generosity has allowed us to turn the dream of our elders into reality and to share our ways with the world.


Lead Partners
Grand Council of the Crees (Eeyou Istchee)

Government Partners

Building Partners
Douglas Cardinal
Rubin & Rotman Associates

Development Partners
Cree Regional Authority (CRA) Board of Compensation
Cree School Board
Niskamoon Corporation
Oujé-Bougamou Cree Nation
R. Howard Webster Foundation
Annie Whiskeychan Foundation

Donate to
the Collections

If you or your organization has an artifact, art, music, or documents you feel would be of interest to the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, please contact us.