The City of Timmins is giving residents a unique opportunity to get some early holiday shopping done. They are hosting a Niska Noel Indigenous artisan market at the museum on Saturday, November 25 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The museum’s Program Coordinator is Monica Towsley. She says as part of Truth and Reconciliation the city has teamed up with a number of groups to host the event.
“We are partnered up with the Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre, Timmins Native Friendship Centre and the Mennonite Central Committee. They have a Niska Artisans program which is where we get a lot of items that we sell in our gift shop. We thought we would feature them and let them have their own market and sale day.”
Towsley adds the market will be much different than any other taking place in the city leading up to Christmas as all the artisans are Indigenous and they are selling one-of-a-kind and unique gifts. There will also be food options and other interesting activities.
“We are also going to be having some delicious Bannock, Indian tacos, drumming, and dancing.”
Over 20 artisans will be at the museum.