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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 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 …

My internship in the Collections

My internship in the Collections department at Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, 2018 By: Camille Crevier-Lalonde My work as an intern as part of my course in applied museology at Montmorency College often consist of solving problems to support and display objects that may have specific requirements or restrictions. Making a mount is always about the …

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 …

Aanischaaukamikw welcomes Abel Bosum as President

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute is proud to welcome Abel Bosum as President of our organization. Mr. Bosum was elected by our Board of Directors at their meeting on April 2, 2015, succeeding Dianne Ottereyes Reid.  We look forward to benefiting from Mr. Bosum’s knowledge and experience during his term and foresee continuing advances for ACCI …

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 …

“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. …