An Announcement on National Indigenous Day

An Announcement on National Indigenous Day

(Toronto: June 21st, 2018) Massey College, in the University of Toronto, is honoured that the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation will be establishing an office at Massey College, effective July 2018.

“We are delighted to provide office space to the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation,” said College Principal, Hugh Segal. “Chief Laforme was elected as an honorary Senior Fellow in the fall of 2017, and given that Massey College is situated on the treaty lands of the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, we think of this as a small, respectful act of recognition.”

Massey College is a unique graduate students’ residential community, affiliated with, but independent from, the University of Toronto. It is also home to the third Chapel Royal in Canada, which commemorates the Royal Proclamation of 1763 and the Treaty of Niagara of 1764. Both documents underline the nation to nation relationship, complex and often painful history between the Crown and Indigenous nations, and the need for continued acts of reconciliation.

“It is a privilege and a pleasure to open an office at Massey College within the city of Toronto,” stated Chief Laforme. “We wish to replicate this office in other locations throughout our treaty lands. Selecting Massey as our first location in Toronto feels right and makes a lot of sense because of the strong relationship we have already forged. I hope that this location allows us to interact with the Fellows of Massey College as well as the many people and organizations who call Toronto home. It is good to be back!”


For more information please contact:

Emily Mockler

Programs and Events Coordinator

Massey College