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.
About Gimaa (Chief) R. Stacey Laforme
Gimaa R Stacey Laforme is MCFN’s elected Chief. He shares his views on Debwewin.
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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