Mississaugas of the Credit First Nations, Kevin Sousa
Debwewin: The Oakville Truth Project

is a partnership between the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and the Oakville Community Foundation to further our shared understanding of Oakville’s Indigenous past and support local Truth & Reconciliation.

Debwewin will raise questions about Oakville’s Truth such as: “What happened to the local Treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation?” and “Why did Treaty 22 which includes coverage of Oakville main waterways, Sixteen Mile and Bronte Creek leave the Mississaugas homeless?”

The Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN) have long historical roots in Oakville. Understanding the local history of the Indigenous people in Oakville from an Anishinaabek perspective is an important first step on the path towards Truth and Reconciliation.

This project is large, ambitious, multi-year and a necessary step on the local Truth & Reconciliation journey.

Wendy Rinella, CEO

Wendy Rinella, CEO of the Oakville Community Foundation ​​reflects on a community approach to truth and reconciliation between MCFN and Oakville based on the allyship and reciprocity of the original treaties.


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