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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.

Aug 28, 2013

Harvey Feit donates hundreds of books to Aanischaaukamikw Cree Culture Institute

On May 22, 2013, Marina Piza, Coordinator of Collections and Exhibits and I set out on a trip to Hamilton, Ontario to pick up a donation by a well-known anthropologist, Harvey A. Feit.  The following are the pictures of this memorable exciting project!

Marina Piza, Harvey Feit and Linda Brooymans

Manon Guilbert and Marina Piza

Harvey A. Feit is a professor in the Department of Anthropology at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario.  He generously donated approximately a thousand books to Aanischaaukamikw Cree Culture Institute.  This collection includes a wide variety of subjects ranging from aboriginal rights to hunting societies and also includes general material about indigenous people from around the world.  

When we started doing the appraisal for the collection, I came across a few books that I just had to leaf through… it made me think back to my parents’ own experience and stories of their lives in the bush and was mesmerized by the accuracy of the stories and pictures captured as I turned the pages!
Harvey A. Feit has a wonderful, interesting collection and Aanishaaukamikw is very fortunate to have been the recipient of such a unique valuable collection!

 Annie Bosum & Linda Brooymans

Linda Brooymans & Marina Piza

Written by Annie Bosum, Librarian