Our office rests on the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Huron-Wendat peoples, and most recently, the territory of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation who are direct descendants of the Mississaugas of the Credit.
This land continues to be home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. There is so much we respect and appreciate about what Indigenous peoples in Canada continue to teach us. Below we have included some thought-provoking resources you might like to review this month as you learn more about our shared history.
- We are happy to be supporting the Moccasin Identifier Project. The project is focused on educating young people about Indigenous people and history in our region. The project provides curriculum resources to elementary school teachers. Children research whose land their school is built on or near, or what treaty area they are in, and use moccasin stencils to mark the historical and ongoing presence of Indigenous peoples. Click here to learn more about the Moccasin Identifier project here.
- The Debwewin Project: ‘Debwewin’ refers to one of the Anishinabek seven grandfathers teaching for “truth.” This project will raise questions about Oakville’s Truth, using many methods to educate through videos, cultural mapping, art, story-telling, place-making amongst others. Click here to learn more about The Debwewin Project.
- The Philanthropist Journal: ‘We Don’t have a word for Philanthropy’: What do Indigenous Peoples mean when they talk about Indigenous philanthropy? Miles Morrisseau put this question and others to Indigenous people who are leaders in the philanthropic sector. Click here to read the “We don’t Have a Word for Philanthropy”.
- National Arts Centre: Celebrate Indigenous arts and culture through in-person and online workshops. Click here to view upcoming National Arts Centre events.