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 reserved for themselves the 2,392.6-hectare New Credit 40A Indian Reserve near Hagersville, Ontario. This Reserve is located near the Six Nations 40, Ontario in Brantford.
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. (still not settled check the same government web site. It is not done deal.)
- Harry LaForme, appellate court judge, served as head of the Indian Residential Schools Truth and Reconciliation Commission
- "Fact Sheet - The Brant tract and the Toronto Purchase specific claims". Government of Canada. September 15, 2010. Retrieved April 29, 2013.