Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation
Grant Stream: Prosperous Greenbelt
Grant Approved: March 22, 2018
The planning grant provided capacity to the Mississauga of the Credit First Nations to develop ideas, partnerships and workplans for Greenbelt-wide Moccasin Identifier Program to reflect the presence of First Nations on the land. The Moccasin Identifier Program marks the historic presence of First Nations in Ontario. There is opportunity to expand the program and increase education about the history of First Nations in the area, reclaim indigenous culture and enable the public to connect to First Nations through the landscape of the Greenbelt by identifying historic trade routes and other activities. Also, to enhance cultural and natural heritage in the Greenbelt there is tremendous opportunity to work with Indigenous leaders/communities to build the presence of Indigenous Peoples on the landscape (past and present), tell traditional stories and learn and apply traditional knowledge to preserve nature.