Self-Determination in Heritage Management

In this presentation, Sarah Pashagumskum explains how the exhibit Footprints: A Walk Through Generations was curated and developed from a Cree perspective in collaboration with community voices.

Hosted by Canada’s History Society

Posted March 5, 2019

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute’s innovative approach to museology exemplifies the ways that Indigenous people can share their own stories, heritage, and ceremonies. In Footprints: A Walk Through Generations, visitors share in the culture of the Eeyou by exploring different themes related to walking.

This presentation was part of the Excellence in Community Programming and Museums Panel at the 11th Canada’s History Forum, Connecting Communities Through History, held on January 27, 2019.

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Sarah Pashagumskum is a member of the Cree Nation of Chisasibi in northern Quebec and is the Executive Director of Aanischauukamikw, the regional Cree Cultural Institute for Eeyou Istchee.

Their exhibit, Governor General's History Awards Winner Footprints: A Walk Through Generations, is the recipient of the 2018 Governor General’s History Award for Excellence in Museums: History Alive!

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