Speakers: Élise Dubuc and Carole Delamour Title of the paper: “The Mashteuiatsh teuehikan at the crossroads. The multiple echoes of a drum.” The event is part of the LEO (Ethnomusicology and organology laboratory) conference cycle and will take place in Room A-873 of the Université de Montréal Music Faculty, next March 12, at noon. The Lire plus / Read more
This project’s objective is to produce a film presenting the Trips to the territory program, established by the Kassinu Mamu School, in order to promote it to other Aboriginal communities. Background on Trips to the territory Implemented in 1997, the Trips to the territory program aims to allow school youth to spend time in the Lire plus / Read more
The project team was invited to participate in the 3rd Seminar on the Ethics of Research with Aboriginal Peoples: Concrete examples for decolonizing research. This seminar took place September 24 and 25, 2014 at the First Peoples Pavilion (Pavillon des Premiers-Peuples) of the Université du Québec en Abitibi Témiscamingue (UQAT), in Val-d’Or. The talk, given Lire plus / Read more
When it came time to find a name for the CURA Tshiue-natuapahtetau / Kigibiwewidon project website, project members looked for a symbol to represent the initiative undertaken by the project. They thought of wild geese, called bustards, which are migratory by nature, always returning to their starting point. These geese represent the objects and their Lire plus / Read more
An audio archiving workshop took place in Mashteuiatsh during the month of May 2014. Research assistants Béatrice Lecomte andCorina Macdonald, from the CURA-Tshiue-natuapahtetau / Kigibiwewidon project, worked together with people from the Musée amérindien de Mashteuiatsh (Masteuiatsh Aborignal Museum) to improve certain aspects of the museum’s management of audio archives and databases. First, the database Lire plus / Read more
Once again this year, members of the project team will be attending the American Anthropological Association (AAA) Annual Meeting, taking place in Washington, DC from December 2 to 7, 2014. More details will follow. Information on the presentations is available here: AAA program, December 2014.
Preparing a large collaborative research project requires time. Starting in the spring of 2008, we gathered a many interested parties at the Musée amérindien de Mashteuiatsh to talk about aboriginal communities taking back their cultural heritage and the return of important cultural objects to communities.
At the last conference of the Association francophone pour le savoir (ACFAS) in May 2014, Julian Whittam and Carole Delamour delivered a paper in French entitled « Museums and First Nations : between collaboration, transmission, and reappropriation. The Ilnu community of Mashteuiatsh and the National Museum of the American Indian ». The goal was to present the activities Lire plus / Read more
The cultural education centre at Kitigan Zibi is renewing its permanent exhibition. The community wished to take advantage of the collection inventory, which required opening showcases and visiting storage areas, to change the objects being exhibited.
Inventory of the collection of the Cultural Education Centre at Kitigan Zibi, from April 29 to May 3, 2013. Some 1500 objects were inventoried with training adapted to the needs of members of the community. Inventory The purpose of an inventory is to identify, record, and organise elements constituting a community’s heritage. For a museum Lire plus / Read more