Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute is a museum, archive,
library and a teaching centre.
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
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
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.
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!