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My work in the library at Aanischaaukamikw

by: Annie Bosum Annie will be retiring from her library position in the coming few years so we asked her to write a few words about her career so far. Me (right) and my colleague Laura (left) in front of the beautiful Aanischaaukamikw building in June 2018. My position as Library Technician at the Aanischaaukamikw …

Attending the 2019 SICC ē-micimināyakik Gathering by Annie Bosum

Attending the 2019 SICC ē-micimināyakik Gathering by Annie Bosum I had the honour to attend the 2019 SICC ē-micimināyakikGathering hosted by the Saskatchewan Indigenous Cultural Centrein SaskatoonMay 2-3, 2019. There, I presented the Brian Deer Classification System, which we are using in the Aanischaaukamikw Library and debriefed on the functions and spaces of theAanischaaukamikw Cultural Institute. …

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 …

Adapting Brian Deer for the ACCI Library

Over the past year, ACCI has been working to adapt the Brian Deer Classification System for use in our library.  Most libraries in the western world use traditional classification systems like Dewey Decimal or Library of Congress (LOC), but we did not feel that this met our library’s needs.  Brian Deer is considered a non-traditional …

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 …

Spring Cleaning!

The museum may be closed to the public during Goose Break, but museum staff have been working hard to do some spring cleaning before the museum opens again. The library got a full cleaning last week.  Everything from shelves to carpets were washed in preparation for the summer. One of the best ways to make …

A Visit from a Distant Chief

This past month ACCI welcomed Celestino Mariano Gallardo, Chief of the  Ngäbe-Buglé people who live in the Nidrini region of Panama.  He was joined by Professor Daviken Studniki-Gizbert from McGill University, Sean Phipps an undergrad in Latin American and Environmental Studies and Rachel Mulbry an undergrad in Environmental Sciences and Middle Eastern Studies, and Katherine Scott a …

Preservation Workshop

On September 17th and 18th ACCI held a Preservation Workshop in partnership with the Centre de Conservation du Quebec (CCQ) .  The workshop was the “final” phase of the Outreach Project started in October 2012.  The project’s main objective was to survey all collections in the Cree communities and to offer preservation advice supporting the …