Nahnebahwequay: Our Inspiration

Archaeologists presenting at the 2011 Annual Historical Gathering for the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation on the findings from Nationally Significant Person (Indigenous rights leader) Nahneebahwequa’s homestead (for the development of a private golf course community) pleaded to Carolyn King, C.M.:

“When the archaeological resources are removed from this site, how will we ever know that your people were here?”

Carolyn was then given three days to identify a symbol that will “Identify us and connect us to the land”. On that third day, she got it: the answer was “our footwear!”. From there, the Moccasin Identifier was born.