Ka odji madjisek: Where it begins | Digital Museums Canada
The photo is in black and white. Anicinabek women and children are sitting on the grass. Lake is in the background. They are near a small canvas tent. The women are busy sewing moccasins while the children watch or play. A baby is sitting in a tikinagan, a traditional baby carrier.

Ka odji madjisek: Where it begins

Bibliothèque des livres rares et collections spéciales de l'Université de Montréal - Groupe Miaji 2022
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Who are the people who make up the Anicinabe community of Lac Simon (Abitibi, Quebec)? Absent from the history books, they wanted to tell their own story. Before settling on a “reserve,” these Anicinabek lived off the resources on their territory, moving from camp to camp. This exhibition is a journey through the history, knowledge and territory of the Anicinabek families who faced the challenges of colonization.




Jean Papatie
Alex Cheezo
Virginia Dumont
Lucien Wabanonik
Marlene Jerome
Marie-Pierre Bousquet
Laurence Hamel-Charest


French writers

Marie-Pierre Bousquet
Laurence Hamel-Charest

English writer

Laurence Hamel-Charest

French editors

Marie-Pierre Bousquet
Laurence Hamel-Charest

English editor

Bryn Williams-Jones


English translator

Bryn Williams-Jones


Developer - website

Laurence Hamel-Charest

Graphic artist

Han Han Li


Fabienne Théoret-Jerome

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