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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.

Apr 20, 2015

Knowledge & Self Representation - American Indian Workshop 2015

The 36th American Indian Workshop took place March 24-27, 2015 at the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main in Germany.  This year’s topic was Knowledge & Self Representation, and featured presenters and keynote speakers from across Europe, North American, and Asia.





ACCI archivist Raegan Swanson and former museum and archival technician (summer 2014) Jordan Graham presented their paper Aanischaaukamikw: Cree Self-Representation in Eeyou Istchee on the Thursday afternoon in a session entitled Collection/Museum/Repatriation.  The paper focused on the establishment of the museum and the focus of the collections throughout the museum, library and archives.  It also discussed the collaboration that takes place between elders, youth, community members from the Cree communities and museum, library and archive professionals.

Opening & Keynote speaches - AIW @ Goethe University Frankfurt am Main

This session included presentations from Atsunori Ito (The Japan National Museum of Ethnology), Marie-Claude Strigler (University Paris III) and Robert Keith Collins (San Francisco State University).  The session ended with a lively discussion with all the presenters and audience.


Thanks to the Goethe University and the AIW for a great conference.  

AIW Conference dinner - Apfelwein Wagner

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