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  • (Detail) Johnson to Wabbicommicot Belt, photograph by Ward LaForme Jr.

Wampum Belts Discovery

In-person

History & heritage Indigenous
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Location

Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen (Lions Valley Park)

1150 Dundas Street West

Oakville, ON

Access

Free.

Offered in English.

About

Discover the importance of wampum belts in recording the history of the Indigenous people of Turtle Island. Darin Wybenga, Traditional Knowledge and Land Use Coordinator for the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation (MCFN), will explain how wampum belts originated and how they recorded the relationships and agreements between the MCFN and the settlers to this land.

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Organizer

Halton Heritage Services

This group of activities hosted at The Crossing is a collaboration between Halton Heritage Services, Halton Regional Police Service, Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, the Town of Oakville, and Knox Presbyterian Church Sixteen.

These local governments and community not-for-profit organizations are dedicated to making the community a better place to live by showcasing cultural and natural heritage and history.

Contact

Heritage Halton

heritage@halton.ca

This event is part of a hub:

The Crossing Community Heritage Day

Halton Heritage Services Oakville, ON

Discover the history of the place known today as Lions Valley Park! Since the first Indigenous people lived on this land, the place known today as Lions Valley Park has been an important location. It is where the river could be crossed and...

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