Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation
Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation is a Mississauga Ojibwa First Nation located near Brantford in south-central Ontario, Canada. In May, 2008, New Credit had a registered population of 1,792 people, of which their on-Reserve population was 850 people.
Mississaugas of New Credit First Nation have no reserve for themselves but secure the 2,392.6-hectare parcel ofReserve 40A Indian Reserve known as Reserve 40B near Hagersville, Ontario. This Reserve is located on the Six Nations 40A Ontario in Brantford. The Mississauga people were forcibly removed from the land they called home. Present day Toronto. The Six Nations Confederacy offered the Mississauga a place to make camp until they could have a permanent settlement arranged. This has never happened ,the Mississauga continue the " temporary" arrangement to this day.The Six Nations is the only reserve in the Canadian system with a subsection reserve. The Reservation is territory granted to Six Nations as gratitude for allying with Canada in the war of 1812 by the Haldimand Proclamation and thus holds special meaning to the Six Nations.
The First Nation made claims to land on which Toronto, Ontario sits through the Toronto Purchase in 1787. In 2010, the Government of Canada and the Mississaugas came to a settlement which includes the surrender of the Toronto Islands. A settlement was reached after the land the Mississaugas won was designated for a new Airport in the Greater Toronto Area. Despite these settlement dollars no plans to vacate the land Six Nations "temporarily" granted have been made ,and no good faith gestures to repay the kindness of Six Nations has been undertaken to date.(2015)
- Harry LaForme, appellate court judge, served as head of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission