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Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute: A Central Place for Protecting “the Ways” (Robert Imrie & Trifona Simard)
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Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute is the 30,000 square-foot cultural centre of the Cree Nation of Eeyou Istchee, mandated with heritage maintenance including culture, language and traditional knowledge. It is the Crees’ primary location for the preservation of documents, media, and physical objects, and was designed for preservation, conservation, research, and knowledge transfer. Since opening in 2012, ACCI has accomplished much in a short time, from developing permanent and travelling exhibitions, to producing and touring theatrical productions, to transferring ownership (repatriation) efforts of historical objects from the area, to name a few. We aim to share our experiences and the successes we have managed to achieve over this short time.

Robert Imrie is the Director of Programs at Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute. Born in Manitoba, and raised in the Northwest Territories and Ottawa area, Robert has worked extensively in Northern Quebec, first as a teacher and now at the Cultural Institute.

Trifona Simard is from the Cree Nation of Ouje-Bougoumou. Born in Chibougamau, Quebec, Trifona is grounded in her cultural traditions and is an artist, expressing her artistic expressions through beading. Through ongoing educational workshops at Aanischaaukamikw, Trifona has been able to share her cultural practices with others.

Feb 8, 2022 07:00 PM in Montreal

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