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Guelph Historical Society Evenings with History: Darin Wybenga, Knowledge Keeper, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation
October 4 @ 7:30 pm
When Mississaugas of the Credit ancestors arrived in southern Ontario in the late 17th century, they found themselves stewards of approximately 4 million acres of land at the western end of Lake Ontario. The erosion of their land base, a declining population, and the continual encroachment of settlers threatened the very existence of the people, yet the Mississaugas of the Credit remain on their lands today and are proud of their resilience. This presentation will provide a brief overview of the history of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation and treaties relevant to the Guelph area.
In recent years, Mr. Wybenga has worked for the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation as the Traditional Knowledge and Land Use Coordinator for the Mississaugas of the Credit’s Dept. of Consultation and Accommodation. His work in the department primarily consists of educating project proponents about the history of the treaty lands, territory, and people of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.
Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the lecture will begin at 7:30 p.m.