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ACCI flows from the knowledge that Cree culture must be captured, maintained, shared, celebrated, and practiced. Cree Elders have spoken of the need for a central place for the protection of the way, and have developed a vision for Aanischaaukamikw over several decades.

Feb 21, 2013

The First Movie Night at the Museum


On Wednesday February 20, 2013 Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute held its first Movie Night at the Museum.  We were proud to present the documentary “The Cree Hunters of Mistassini” to an enthusiastic crowd.  The film follows the lives of 3 families as they set up their winter camp.  This film was made in the early 1970’s and was released in 1974.  “The Cree hunters of Mistassini” won the award for best documentary over 30 minutes at the Canadian Film Awards. 

There was a great deal of laughter from the audience and all guests were pleased with what they had seen in the film.   We had a special guest with us for the evening; Eddie Jolly, a local Ouje-Bougoumou resident, featured in the film. Mr. Jolly spoke about his experiences on living in the bush and having a film crew around during the making of this film.  One thing for certain is that by the time all guests went home, there had been a great deal of discussion on living a traditional way of life.

Our plan at ACCI is to show a film or documentary once every three weeks that in some way celebrates an aspect of Cree life, whether it is hunting, music, culture in general or even films with Cree actors.  There are a lot of great stories to be told and shared.

For those that missed the evening you can click on this link and watch this wonderful documentary.

People from Ouje-Bougoumou,  Mistissini, and the region.

Eddie Jolly from Mistissini/Ouje-Bougoumou. Mr. Jolly was featured in the documentary.

The next Movie Night is March 13, 2013 at 7 p.m. (tbc).

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