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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.

Sep 4, 2013

ACCI Hosts Major Tourism Announcement by Minister of Tourism


The Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute has once again hosted a major tourist gathering in the region. The Quebec Minister for Tourism, Pascal Bérubé was at ACCI to announce a Funding Agreement totaling $1.4 million to be invested in the region for tourism development.


Representatives from the Crees and Jamesian along with The Cree Tourism Association , Eeyou Itschee and James Bay Tourism were present to hear this exciting news.   ACCI President Diane Ottereyes-Ried welcomed the Minister Bérubé to ACCI.  Abel Bosum, of the Ouje-Bougoumou Council, welcomed the Minister to the Community.

Minister Pascal Bérubé did not hide his admiration for the building that houses the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute. 

Minister Pascal Bérubé’s message in the guest book reads…



“A wonderful visit to the heart of the heritage of the great Cree Nation.
A fascinating culture that is worth being known.
Long life between the friendship our two peoples”






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