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The trail of the Rabbit Fur Coat

One of the most exciting things that happened with our museum collection in the last few months was the amazing reunification of an object with the family of the maker. In May 2015, ACCI hosted a Curatorial workshop lead by Moira McCaffrey, and one of the attendees was Linda Stewart Georgekish from Wemindji. At this …

“The Voyage of the Odeyak”

CALL FOR DONATIONS: PICTURES, VIDEO FOOTAGE, LETTERS, & NEWSPAPER CLIPPINGS “The Voyage of the Odeyak” “We may have inherited this land from our ancestors, but we have also borrowed it from our children.” These compelling words were spoken by Matthew Coon Come on “Earth Day” April 22, 1990, the day that New Yorkers learned that …

3rd Annual Family Weekend…A Great Success!

The 3rd Annual Family Weekend was a great success!  On the first day we had close to 70 people join us for the whole afternoon.   The second day was just as popular.  In total we received over 150 people last weekend.  Those who attended experienced things that they’ve never before had the chance to see or …

ACCI Celebrates Cree Day – November 11

39th Anniversary of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement 
1975-2014 
This year marks the 39th anniversary of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. It is important to honour the young Cree leaders that were asked by community elders to lead the fight during the negotiations of the James Bay and Northern Quebec Agreement. …

Pow Wow Week 2

If one thought that our first week of the Powwow workshop here at ACCI was well attended, then our second week exceeded all expectations.  The second week targeted youth and adults who wanted to learn about dancing, making regalia, and to generally learn about what Powwows are and general conduct while attending.    We started …

FAMILY WEEKEND AT ACCI

November 22, 23 & 24 saw Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute host its 2nd annual “Family Weekend” and what a weekend it was.  There were visitors from all over Eeyou Istchee that came to see Aanischaaukamikw and the events that happened throughout the weekend. Two elders, Nancy Snowboy and Elizabeth Cookish, came from Chisasibi to show …

ACCI Hosts Major Tourism Announcement by Minister of Tourism

The Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute has once again hosted a major tourist gathering in the region. The Quebec Minister for Tourism, Pascal Bérubé was at ACCI to announce a Funding Agreement totaling $1.4 million to be invested in the region for tourism development. Representatives from the Crees and Jamesian along with The Cree Tourism Association …

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 …