About Niska Artisans!


Housed by Mennonite Central Committee's Indigenous Neighbours program, Niska Artisans took flight in 2007 and supports Indigenous artisans in First Nations and communities stretching across northeastern Ontario. The Niska program is hosted on the traditional Lands of the Cree and Anishinaabe peoples, today Mattagami, Flying Post, Matachewan and Wahgoshig.  This Land is part of Treaty 9, James Bay Treaty 1905/06.

Niska products are one-of-a-kind, made with traditional techniques, quality materials, and dedication.

This fair trade program seeks to both educate patrons about the unique cultures in Ontario’s far north and works to preserve a way of life that is being lost. “Niska” is Cree for goose; the life-giver for hunters in northern First Nations.


Shop in Person

Mennonite Central Committee

233 Pine Avenue South
Timmins, ON

Call 705-264-2494 x227 to book an appointment

Timmins Museum National Exhibition Center

325 2nd Avenue,
Timmins, ON

Go to timminsmuseum.ca for hours.