CREDIT RIVER METIS COUNCIL
The MNO Credit River Métis Council represents Métis citizens in the areas of Halton and Peel. We are a not-for-profit council of volunteers, who support citizens, plan events, and host council meetings for our catchment.
MISSISSAUGAS OF THE NEW CREDIT FIRST NATION
The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation is a thriving and vibrant community, bursting with people reaching for their roots as well as the future as they prepare to teach the next 7 generations it’s history and culture. This community has survived many hundred years of change; we fought through near extinction, battled in many wars, suffered a complete loss of culture, undertook a new way of life, faced the trials and tribulations that have come with facing our Canadian government and those now occupying our traditional territory. However, despite every inch of transformation the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation have endured, They continued to adapt and grow into the resilient First Nation community that stands today.
PEEL ABORIGINAL NETWORK
The Region of Peel is situated in the traditional territory of the Mississaugas of the New Credit. Peel Aboriginal Network (PAN) was established in 2003 by a group of local Aboriginal residents. A formal Circle of Directors was formed in 2007, and in the following year PAN was incorporated as a non-profit organization. In 2009 PAN opened as a Cultural Center to provide a social setting to foster cultural awareness and education, and provide services and support to the Aboriginal community in the Region of Peel.
SIX NATIONS IROQUOIS OF THE GRAND RIVER FIRST NATION
Six Nations (or Six Nations of the Grand River) is the largest First Nations reserve in Canada, with a total of 25,660 members. Some 12,271 are reported living on this reserve. It is the only reserve in North America that has representatives of all six Iroquois nations living together. These nations are the Mohawk, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Seneca and Tuscarora. Some Lenape (formerly known as Delaware) also live in the territory. The Six Nations reserve is bordered by the County of Brant, Norfolk County, and Haldimand County, with a subsection reservation, the New Credit Reserve, located within its boundaries. The acreage at present covers some 46,000 acres (190 km2) near the city of Brantford, Ontario. This represents approximately 5% of the original 950,000 acres (3,800 km2) of land granted to the Six Nations by the 1784 Haldimand Treaty.