Rediscovering the Tradition of Painted Caribou Belongings in Eeyou Istchee

A Community-Based and Community-Led Research Project

Authors

  • Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute
  • Margaret Orr Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute
  • Natasia Mukash Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute
  • Paula Menarick Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18357/kula.132

Keywords:

Decolonization, self-determination, Eeyou Istchee, community-based research, painted caribou coats

Abstract

One of the core programming goals at Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute is to rediscover, relearn, and reintroduce the traditions of our historic belongings through the display, study, and research of belongings currently cared for by museums outside our region. In 2017, we received funding from the Canada Council of the Arts for a multi-year research and knowledge creation project, "Rediscovering the Tradition of Painted Caribou Coats in Eeyou Istchee." Our project brought Eeyou knowledge together with surviving examples of painted caribou coats and accessories from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries usually referred to, and classified as, "Naskapi" by museums and "experts" outside our region.

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Published

2021-06-23

How to Cite

Aanischaaukamikw Cree Cultural Institute, Margaret Orr, Natasia Mukash, and Paula Menarick. 2021. “Rediscovering the Tradition of Painted Caribou Belongings in Eeyou Istchee: A Community-Based and Community-Led Research Project ”. KULA: Knowledge Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies 5 (1). https://doi.org/10.18357/kula.132.