The week of September 29 – October 5, 2019 was First Nations Public Library Week, a time when we honour the work of First Nations Librarians for providing access to books and information in their communities, and when we also honour our First Nations friends and neighbours.
The Magnetawan Public Library marked the occasion by inviting Delores McKay, Executive Director of the Parry Sound Friendship Centre to lead a workshop making medicine pouches. She also brought her colleague, Matt Rutledge to assist. The event was very well attended and everyone had a wonderful time.
Delores opened the workshop with a prayer and explained the significance of medicine pouches. After roundtable introductions, participants dove into sewing their pouches. The evening was also peppered with stories, songs and drumming. It was truly lovely. Miigwech, Delores and Matt for sharing your knowledge and fellowship.