Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute Wins Coveted National Award

Jul 10, 2018 10:00 AM ET

Goldcorp is a proud supporter and funding partner for Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute in Oujé-Bougoumou, Quebec, in partnership with the Cree. The Institute’s travelling exhibition “Footprints: A Walk Through Generations” has been selected as the recipient of the Canadian Museums Association’s “Award of Outstanding Achievement in the Exhibition – Cultural Heritage” category.

“Arts and Culture are two of the six key subject areas we focus on when we partner with organisations and invest in meaningful projects and programs that enhance community development,” said Brent Bergeron, EVP Corporate Affairs and Sustainability. “I always remember the welcoming environment I experienced on my visit to the community and the Cultural Institute and was amazed, not only at the art work and exhibits but also how the centre is a strong assembly point and connection for all members of the community, elders and youth. Congratulations to all at the Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute on this tremendous recognition of their work and their ongoing efforts to preserve and share their stories, legends and cultural heritage.”

“Footprints: A Walk Through Generations” is a breathtaking multimedia creation which celebrates the language, stories, ceremonies, arts, and technologies of this indigenous nation.

Dr. Sarah Pash, Executive Director of Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, explains: “This exhibit, curated and developed from a Cree perspective in collaboration with Elders in all of our 10 communities, is an example of the way in which we, as Indigenous peoples, can tell our own stories and share our cultures in exciting and engaging ways. At Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute we strive to be innovative in the field of Indigenous museology and heritage work, ensuring that our culture, language, and stories are maintained for generations to come. Footprints: A Walk Through Generations conveys the knowledge and tradition of countless generations and celebrates our close relationship with the land we have always walked.”

To find out more about “Footprints: A Walk Through Generations” and the work of Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, click here.