City council permanently raises Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation’s flag

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Published November 11, 2022 at 10:05 am

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Mississauga will permanently raise the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation’s (MCFN) flag inside Council Chambers at City Hall when the new city council gathers for its first meeting next Wednesday morning (Nov. 16).

The flag will be raised in a ceremony to take place during the inaugural meeting of Mississauga’s 2022-2026 city council.

“The City (of Mississauga) is taking this action to recognize the Treaties, which are foundational agreements in the creation of present-day Mississauga and Canada,” City officials said in a news release.

Mayor Bonnie Crombie and the city’s 11 councillors, including four new faces, will be joined for the 11 a.m. ceremony by Chief Stacey Laforme of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and MCFN Councillor Andrea King.

As city council begins its next four-year term, there’s plenty of serious business on the agenda, Crombie told insauga.com in a recent interview.

One less serious, but still important piece of business is marking Mississauga’s 50th birthday in 2024. The City of Mississauga was officially created in 1974, and it will hit the half-century mark in less than two years.

Crombie said she’s not sure exactly what shape those plans will take, but she promised it’ll be the “biggest party Mississauga has ever seen.”

“I haven’t defined it, but there will be a strong Indigenous component, obviously, since we bear the name Mississauga, so we’ll be working with Chief (Stacey) Laforme (Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation)…and we’ll do a number of things with that as well. That’s very important.

“There will be a lot of activities, I assume, right across the city. I know we have departments working on this and I hope to get the briefings soon and all the great ideas that they have.”

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