Land & Memory: An Introduction to the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
Thursday, June 17, 7:00pm - 9:00pm
There is much to be thankful for, to celebrate and to reflect on for 150 years of Church of The Redeemer’s ministry. As a contribution to the Sesquicentennial, the Indigenous Solidarity Working Group is planning several events for the coming months. The series is called Land and Memory.
The first event in this series will be a presentation on Zoom by Margaret Sault on Thursday, June 17, 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM. She will provide an introduction to the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
Margaret Sault is the Director of the Lands, Membership and Research with the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. She was a member of the team that negotiated a land claim with the Government of Canada that was finalized in October 2010.
Church of The Redeemer acknowledges the presence of Indigenous people, including the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, on this land we know as Toronto in the opening prayer each Sunday.
The recently published Indigenous Toronto – Stories That Carry This Place is a wonderful introduction to the Indigenous people who lived on this land for thousands of years and to the Indigenous people who call Toronto home today. Settlers who made their homes on this land 150 years ago or more recent newcomers have a very different memory of this land than Indigenous people. In so many ways, the memories held by Indigenous people of the place called Toronto, have been paved over and erased. Margaret Sault is a contributor to Indigenous Toronto.
To register for this Zoom presentation and to receive the link, please click here.