Local government | November 16, 2022
This morning, the City of Mississauga’s Council Chamber saw the permanent addition of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN) flag. The MCFN flag now sits alongside four government flags, including the Canadian national flag, the Ontario provincial flag, the Peel regional flag and the Mississauga municipal flag.
A short ceremony was held during the first regularly scheduled meeting of the new term of City Council. MCFN Councillor Kelly LaForme joined the ceremony to commemorate the occasion and, together with members of City Council, raised the flag in its new, permanent place in Council Chamber.
“Today’s ceremony was incredibly significant in recognizing the role The Mississaugas of the Credit have played on the lands which now make up the City of Mississauga. The MCFN flag, now permanently stationed alongside our government flags in Council Chambers, will serve as an important reminder of the role Indigenous people have had in shaping our community, our city and our country,” said Mayor Bonnie Crombie. “It was a wonderful opportunity to demonstrate our commitment to reconciliation and strengthening our already strong relationship with The Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.”
The City of Mississauga has put added focus on furthering a relationship with the MCFN and our urban Indigenous community and is actively working towards reconciliation by confronting its past and present. Some examples of this include:
The City has taken a number of actions to ensure that all residents, businesses and partners who choose to live, work and learn in Mississauga have the same, equitable experience. These include:
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