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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.

Mar 20, 2014

Dedication of New Art Works at Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014, the Council Board of the Cree Nation Government had a traditional lunch at Aanischaaukamikw and witnessed the dedication of 3 recently installed works of art.

Mural done by Virginia Bordeleau

These works, a very large painting by Virginia Bordeleau and a large painting and stained glass window designed by Tim Whiskeychan were commissioned through the 1% for art programme of the Government of Quebec. Diannne Ottereyes Reid, Kenny Mianscum, Stephen Rotman, Maurice Achard and Stephen Inglis formed the committee that made the selection of artists.

Willie Iserhoff speaking to the Chiefs

The chiefs and leaders heard short speeches by Executive Director, Stephen Inglis, Director of Programmes, Sarah Pash, Executive member and Director of Culture and Language, Willie Iserhoff and Grand Chief, Matthew Coon Come. The event was MC'd by Gaston Cooper.
Tim explaining his artwork

Tim Whiskeychan

Stephen Inglis, Willie Isherhoff, Tim Whiskeychan,
Grand Chief Matthew Coon Come and Emma Jane (Tim's Daughter)

The highlight was an explanation of his large painting, now hung behind the reception desk, by Tim Whiskeychan.

The staff of ACCI are delighted that visitors will be welcomed and their visit enriched by these outstanding works of art.

On your next visit to Aanischaaukamikw, we welcome you to see first hand these beautiful artworks by Tim Whiskeychan and Virginia Bordeleau.