Group looking at ways to highlight, share Indigenous culture

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Indigenous Advisory Committee members want to raise awareness about significant Indigenous days.

At the Timmins committee's next meeting in March, members will discuss what Indigenous recognition days are out there and will put together statements to formally recognize the important dates in Indigenous culture and history.

Some of the mentioned days and events included Orange Shirt Day, Treaties Recognition Week, Louis Riel Day, Rock Your Mocs, National Indigenous History Month and more.

“There are so many different recognition days. We’re missing on an opportunity to highlight some really good information and just share about Indigenous culture,” said the committee’s interim chair Kristin Murray.

“I’m pretty excited about those recognition days because there are a lot of days we might not know about that do exist.”

Dariya Baiguzhiyeva, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, TimminsToday.com