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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 …

Earth Day 2015 – 25th Anniversary of the Odeyak

Yesterday was an inspiring day to honour an inspiring and heroic voyage. Earth Day, April 22, marked the 25th anniversary of the journey of the Odeyak from Whapmagoostui to New York City. Youth delegates Elders along with past and present Cree leaders from all corners of Eeyou Istchee gathered together at Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute …

Award of Outstanding Achievement in Education

ACCI receives prestigious national award for excellence from the Canadian Museums Association for theatrical production of Mind’s Eye!   To learn more about the tour check out this story from CBC and our blog postfrom 2014. For more information about the award, please see the press release in Englishand French.

Mind’s Eye Theatrical Production Tours Eeyou Istchee

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute (ACCI) is pleased to announce that the Mind’s Eye theatrical production was a success in Eeyou Istchee. The communities embraced the show with open arms. The theatrical production, Mind’s Eye, was directed by Shirley Cheechoo, An accomplished playwright, actor, visual artist, writer and director, Dr. Shirley Cheechoo is also a member …

Something Good is Cooking!

The air is getting colder and the days shorter, fall is here, and in Eeyou Istchee, winter comes quickly.  Winter is a tough season, and for those that are not prepared for it, it can be especially long.  Long ago, those that lived in off of the land had to prepare for winter to ensure …

Cree Fiddlers at Aanischaaukamikw

Wow!  This past weekend was a hit!  ACCI had another movie night, and what a night it was!  We presented a really interesting film called: “The Fiddlers of James Bay” which is about two talented fiddlers, Ray Spencer and Bob McLeod.  These men were famous in Eeyou Istchee for their outstanding playing ability. They were …

Quebec Government Ministers visit Aanischaaukamikw

We have a wonderful visit from some of the ministers from the Quebec Government. Réjean Hébert Minister of Health and Social Services Minister responsible for Seniors Minister responsible for the Estrie region Élizabeth Larouche Minister for Aboriginal Affairs Véronique Hivon Minister for Public Health and Youth Protection Minister responsible for the Lanaudière region Thank you …