By Amarachi Amadike Local Journalism Initiative Reporter The City of Toronto recently opened Designated Sacred Fire Sites in three local parks earlier this month. Toronto has put Action 15 of the City’s Reconciliation Action Plan in motion as it attempts to reduce barriers for Indigenous People accessing Sacred Fires. On Oct. 4, the City of Toronto opened three Designated Sacred Fire sites for First Nations, Inuit and Metis community members. Following consultation from a number of Indigenous community members and leaders, it was determined that Allan Gardens, Christie Pits Park and Norwood Park were in the most pressing need of such sites. “Since time immemorial, Indigenous Peoples have used Sacred Fires for wellness, healing and gatherings,” stated a press release from the City of Toronto announcing the openings of the
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