ODANAK, QC, April 16, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - The Musée des Abénakis received the CMA Excellence Award in the Research Category for its project Fort Odanak: the Past Revisited during the 2015 CMA Awards Ceremony held on April 15th in Banff, Alberta. The evening honored excellence in all Canadian museums and highlighted the most significant museum successes. The Musée des Abénakis managed to surpass the current standards of museum practice as it promotes understanding and acquisition of new knowledge through its national archaeological project.
Since 2010, the success of this rigorous project can be measured through the enrichment and advancement of scientific knowledge, the Abenaki youth engagement in Odanak, and the media and general public interest generated. Fort Odanak: the Past Revisited is more than a museum research project; it is a social and community contribution, as it leads the development of an original cultural mediation expertise. This is the 11th award for the the Musée des Abénakis since 2011.
About the Musée des Abénakis
Founded in 1965 as the first aboriginal museum in Quebec, the Musée des Abénakis is dedicated to conserving, documenting and disseminating Abenakis First Nation's cultural heritage. The Museum was presented many awards, including an Award for Excellence from the Société des musées québecois, the National Aboriginal Cultural Tourism Award and the Cultural Centre/Interpretation Site/Museum Award from Quebec Aboriginal Tourism. Funded by the Ministère de la Culture et des Communications du Québec and by the Abenakis of Odanak Council, the Musée des Abénakis is also proud to be able to count on financial support from Canadian Heritage in order to implement various one-off projects.
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SOURCE Musée des Abénakis
For further information: Vicky Desfossés-Bégin, Communication and Mediation Officer, Musée des Abénakis, 108, Waban-Aki, Odanak (QC) J0G 1H0, (450) 568-2600, [email protected], www.museedesabenakis.ca