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Pandemic Isolating: What I’m doing with the ‘Reesa’ my time

Jessica MacLean, the conservator at Aanischaaukamikw, shares some information about how we keep our collections safe and free from insect damage. On a bright spring day in April 2020, 1120 km from Ouje-Bougoumou amid the COVID-19 pandemic, I found myself sitting at my kitchen table in Toronto doing watercolour sketches. The subject of which are …

My Life as a Digitization Technician in Eeyou Istchee

Kory at work doing digitization As a digitization technician at Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institution, my primary task is essentially to preserve material from the archives and convert each original file into a digital file. VHS tapes that need to be digitised From a profusion of textual documentation to old school playable video and audio formats, …

International Archives Day 2015

June 9, 2015 is International Archives Day! To celebrate ACCI has added a photo to the International Council of Archives International Archives Day 2015 web page. www.internationalarchivesday.org Last year’s 2014 submission was a photo from the Dr. Richard Preston fonds, and this year we are proud to use one of Dr. Harvey Feit’s photos. For …

Knowledge & Self Representation – American Indian Workshop 2015

The 36th American Indian Workshop took place March 24-27, 2015 at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main in Germany.  This year’s topic was Knowledge & Self Representation, and featured presenters and keynote speakers from across Europe, North American, and Asia. ACCI archivist Raegan Swanson and former museum and archival technician (summer 2014) Jordan Graham presented …

Cree Nation Government Donation to the ACCI Archives

On September 8, 2014 ACCI received 28 boxes of books, reports, AV material, and photos from the Cree Nation Government office in Nemaska. The books and annual reports from Cree entities will be added to the reference section and library, while the photos and hand-made books will be placed in the archives. Aanischaaukamikw would like …

Dr. Harvey Feit donates Hunters’ Diaries to ACCI

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 …

The archival material of Dr. Cath Oberholtzer

ACCI Archives is happy to announce the acquisition of the archival material of Dr. Cath Oberholtzer.  Dr. Oberholtzer received her BA in Archaeology (1981) and her MA in Art and Archaeology (1986) at Trent University.  She received her Ph.D. (1995) in Anthropology at McMaster University under the supervision of Richard Preston with her thesis entitled Together …

Aanischaaukamikw Library News

ACCI’s Library and Archives is happy to report that our new reference section is now open in the Library.  Our reference section holds Cree magazines, newsletters from different communities, annual reports from Cree entities and environmental reports.  We are happy to help you with your research questions and remember that the library is open Tuesday …

Thank you Christine!

Our spring intern Christine Desroches is a museum tech student from College Montmorency.  She is finishing up her last week here at ACCI and we asked her to write a few lines about her time here at Aanischaaukamikw.  We were very happy to have her as part of our team! Already 6 weeks! I had …