A Message From Carolyn King
Dear Friends and Harmony Supporters,
There is a growing energy in the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation community to create an understanding and raise awareness of our culture, and traditions that have been lost.
We are encouraging our people to embrace the spirit of our traditional ways. We are trying to create an understanding and knowledge of what those ways were, what has happened to us over all the years, and the impact the settlement on our land has had on us.
The commissioning of the Kiinwi Dabaadjmowin Mural in the Lloyd S. King Elementary School Library in Mississaugas of the Credit was a first part of the MCFN’s project to raise awareness of our culture and heritage.
The mural is a visual depiction of our creation story, telling of where we came from and how we came to be here.
The story tells of our connection with the land and the environment around us, and our goal of living in harmony with the earth and each other.
The mural has become an integral part of telling of our past, and of our hope for the future that our children will go out into the world knowing who they are.
The Harmony Collaboration is creating a new way of telling our story, making it broader.
Our goals and values align and link up with those values of the Harmony Collaboration, using another medium to tell our story that has been lost.
We thank the Harmony Collaboration for being part of us, and for coming forward.
Is an Elder, Co-chair of the Credit Cultural Committee and President of the Credit Cultural Heritage Society
Carolyn King is a former elected Chief of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and has decades of experience working to advance First Nations’ development. She is the recipient of an Eagle Feather, and in 2012 she received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal.