Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
A message from Carolyn King, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
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 creating 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.
Photo Credit: Mississauga of the Credit Nation
Photo Credit: Kaytee Dalton
The commissioning of the Kiinwi Dabaadjmowin Mural in the Lloyd S. King Elementary School Library was the 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 has created a new way of telling our story, making it broader by using another medium to share what was lost. The goals and values of the Harmony Collaboration align and link with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation's goals and values. We thank the Harmony Collaboration for being part of us, and for coming forward.