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Virtual event to teach about Sacred Medicine, Indigenous culture

It will be held via Zoom
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The Timmins Public Library on 2nd Avenue. Maija Hoggett/TimminsToday

If you’re looking what to do as the province orders people to stay at home, Timmins Public Library is inviting the public to a virtual Indigenous Learning Circle.

Led by Kristin Murray, the first session exploring Sacred Medicine will take place via Zoom on Thursday, Jan. 14.

It will last for an hour, starting at 2:30 p.m. The event is free and open for everyone to attend.

“This first session will be concerning Sacred Medicine. Kristin is going to go into discussing what sacred medicines are, teach the medicine wheel and share her knowledge on the subject,” said Louise Gaudette, branch head of Charles M. Shields Centennial Library.

The virtual event is held in collaboration with the Misiway Milopemahtesewin Community Health Centre.

Gaudette said she’s been waiting to work with Murray for over a year.

“Seeing as Timmins has become quite a multicultural centre, it’s nice to learn and understand other cultures in your community, so you can understand where they’re coming from and what their belief systems are,” Gaudette said. “I always found it very interesting to learn about other cultures. It’s nice to share that knowledge.”

So far, almost 40 people have signed up for Thursday’s event. The second session is planned for Feb. 11 at 2:30 p.m.

“Further sessions will maybe go in depth on the sacred medicines, and there may be some different things to look forward to,” Gaudette said.

To register, send an email to or call 705-360-2623.

Dariya Baiguzhiyeva

About the Author: Dariya Baiguzhiyeva

Dariya Baiguzhiyeva is a Local Journalism Initiative reporter covering diversity issues for TimminsToday. The LJI is funded by the Government of Canada
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