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The Mississauga Nation (not to be confused with the Mississauga First Nation,
which is different entity) is collective Nation of six First Nations in Ontario
- Mississauga of the New Credit First Nation, Alderville First Nation, Scugog
Island First Nation, Mississauga First Nation, Curve Lake First Nation, and
Hiawatha First Nation.
In the fall of 2016, the six Mississauga Nations signed an accord in the spirit of unity and cooperation. MNCFN member Jesse Johnson designed a logo that would represent “Mississauga Nationhood” after the accord signing. The logo he designed is now incorporated into a flag that flies proudly at the Agimaw Gamig Administration Building on the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation near Hagersville, Ont. The logo was designed to represent each Mississauga First Nation with an eagle feather. A canoe was used because that was the traditional mode of transportation, and the water is shown to remind us of our Mother Earth. A spear in the logo shows how our ancestors hunted and depended on the animals for food and clothing. Saturday, September 16, 2017 was an auspicious day as the Mississauga Nation unveiled the new Mississauga Nation logo at the Curve Lake Pow-Wow. Representatives and Chiefs from the Mississauga Nations held a ceremony, attended by Anishinabek Nation Grand Chief Mahdabee, Deputy Grand Chief Hare and Ontario Regional Chief Day, before the unveiling of the flag to the audience. It was a proud moment to see the flag carried in by Veteran and Elder Giinaa Mookmaam (Tom Cowie) from Hiawatha, followed by Chiefs, representatives, and citizens from each Mississauga Nation as an honour song was played. With this the Mississaugas reunite to reestablish, reaffirm, reconnect, and reclaim our stories, traditions, language, history, and land within our territories.
Valentin Poposki, 31 October 2022