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Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation (Canada)

Last modified: 2018-08-08 by rick wyatt
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The Flag

The Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation are a group of Ojibway (Anishinabe) belonging to the Algonquian linguistic group. The flag of the Mississaugas is based on their logo which includes five symbols of their history:

  • Eagle The eagle is viewed as the messenger. The Mississaugas people were once considered to be great messengers, some days traveling 80 miles on foot.
  • Three Fires The three fires are symbolic of the Mississaugas' traditional and political alliance with the Ojibway (or Chippewa), Ottawa (or Odawa), and Pottawatomi (or Potawatomi, or Pottawatomie) Nations known as the Three Fires Council.
  • The Blue and the Circle of Life The blue writing symbolizes connection to the water and the circle symbolizes the circle of life. First Nations believe that every living thing is related and interconnected we are all a part of the circle of life.
  • The Peace Pipe The peace pipe was given to the Mississaugas by Queen Victoria's cousin (Augustus d'Este) and is used in special opening ceremonies to thank the Great Spirit, Mother Earth and the sun.

Esteban Rivera, 29 January 2018