News release – City of Barrie
To recognize National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, opportunities for community members to learn and reflect are being offered on September 30 in a collaborative effort between the Mamaway Wiidokdaadwin Primary Care Team of the Barrie Area Native Advisory Circle (BANAC), the Barrie Native Friendship Centre (BNFC), Red Quills, the City of Barrie, and the Barrie Public Library. Opportunities for the Barrie community are as follows:
Sacred Fire and Sharing Circle
Spirit Catcher (25 Simcoe Street) on September 30, 6 a.m. to 2 p.m.
- The Sacred Fire and Sharing Circle hosted by the Barrie Native Friendship Centre will honour all who have been impacted by residential schools. Throughout the day, guests will join the circle to share their thoughts and experiences. All are welcome to reflect, offer a prayer, share stories, learn and heal together as a community. The Sunrise and Pipe Ceremony will be led by Elder James Carpenter and the Fire Keepers Mshukwad Akiwenzie and Jeff Smith.
Banner image: Spirit Catcher – Barrie -File Photo/2021