A partnership in Timmins is in place to supply handmade crafts made by local and regional Aboriginal artisans and craft makers.
Niska Artisans is a program to assist Aboriginal artists by purchasing their handmade crafts such as moosehide moccasins and mitts, beaver hats, berets, tamarack birds and purses. The products are then sold at the Ojibway and Cree Cultural Centre (OCCC) where anyone can purchase the items.
“It started several years ago because there was a demand for handmade products,” said Helen Kataquapit, Aboriginal artisans assistant.
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