Recognizing MCFN Inspirational Role Models

Who do you admire?   Who inspires you? Who brings pride to our Nation?

Help recognize MCFN outstanding achievers.

A Recognition Awards Committee has been established and will need  your help to identify members who should be presented with a special recognition award.

Nominees must be Individuals who :

  • Are members of the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.*
  • Have made an important contribution to our Nation.
  • Demonstrate outstanding achievements
  • Are a role model for others.

There will be two awards presented in 2020.  Nominations will be open April 1st to September 1st.   The forms will be available on the website, at community events and in the Newsletter.

Trailblazer Award

This award recognizes  an individual who has provided service to the MCFN  by  increasing MCFN profile or status with external communities, influencers and partners.

Community Volunteer Award

This award recognizes an individual who has shown outstanding generosity, resulting in service or support to MCFN through their time, actions, talents and dedication.

*Awards can be made posthumously to family members.

*Current elected Council members are not eligible

DEADLINE:  SEPT. 1, 2020

TO NOMINATE SOMEONE FOR THESE AWARDS, APPLICATION HERE:  Recognition Committee Nominations

Our Logo

The Stylized Eagle

This logo symbolizes the achievements of those who fly and inspire us by demonstrating the values of the eagle.The eagle soars high above us humans, but that does not mean we cannot reach the ideals it stands for. When we stretch our own wings, we too could fly with it!

The eagle shows courage, strength and vision.  The Eagle is symbolic of the importance of honesty and truth principles. The eagle has the ability to soar high in the sky and it is believed that is serves as a messenger between people and the Creator.

The Eagle is also the predominant totem of Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation. The Eagle is viewed as the messenger.

The Eagle feather is the most sacred and honoured gift given to an individual. Respect is key in relation to Eagle feathers. Certain people are able to take Eagle feathers from the Eagle. One is given the right to be able to do so. Eagle feathers are obtained from Elders who have the ability to give them to individuals. A feast is held to honour the feathers. The care and responsibility that comes with carrying an Eagle feather must be taught. The Eagle is our most sacred of birds because the Eagle carries our prayers to the Creator and is therefore heard. The Eagle is also our relative and is part of our family. As a part of our family we must care for and respect that it has given up its life so that a person may carry its feathers.To care for Eagle feathers means you must follow certain protocols and procedures. It is an honour to have Eagle feathers. Always keep your Eagle feather in a clean and safe place. Smudge your Eagle feather on a regular basis with prayers to give thanks to our relative the Eagle who gave its life so that you may be honoured with it.

The graceful bird of the skies, the eagle, is the prayer carrier and messenger of the Anishinabe people. … The eagle has great significance for the Anishinabe and all native american people when it comes to healing ceremonies and ceremonies honouring and respecting other people.

The Colour Blue

The colour blue symbolizes trust, loyalty, wisdom, confidence, intelligence, faith, truth, and heaven.  Blue is considered beneficial to the mind and body.

The Sapphire

To the ancient and medieval world, Sapphire of heavenly blue signified the height of celestial hope and faith, and was believed to bring protection, good fortune and spiritual insight. It was a symbol of power and strength, but also of kindness and wise judgment.

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