Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute

Aboriginal experience


205 Rue Opemiska Meskino
G0W 3C0
418 745-2444

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute is a museum, archives center, library, teaching centre, cultural centre, and a virtual hub designed for interactivity. It is also a public space of learning, experience and celebration of the cree culture.

Opened in 2011, ACCI helps "complete the circle" of the James Bay Crees' quest to exercise full control over all aspects of their lives, communities, and cultural destiny. It is fundamentally different from most other institutions of its kind because the interpreters, researchers, and curators are all oriented to interact and share with visitors. This echoes a philosophy of knowledge transfer that encourages and validates the storytelling traditions.