Mississauga First Nation

Mississauga First Nation is one of the six First Nations that make up the Mississauga Nations. It is located directly west of Blind River, Ontario, Canada, on the Mississagi River 8 Reserve.[2]

Mississagi River 8

Mississagi River Indian Reserve No. 8
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Official seal of Mississagi River 8
Mississagi River 8 is located in Ontario
Mississagi River 8
Mississagi River 8
Coordinates: 46°13′N 83°00′W / 46.217°N 83.000°W / 46.217; -83.000Coordinates: 46°13′N 83°00′W / 46.217°N 83.000°W / 46.217; -83.000
Country Canada
Province Ontario
First NationMississauga
 • Land18.41 km2 (7.11 sq mi)
 • Total390
 • Density21.2/km2 (55/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)


The word Mississauga is an anglicized version of the Ojibwe word Misswezahging, which means ‘a river with many outlets.’ This name comes from the Mississaugi River, which is a bird-foot delta, a haven for fish and waterfowl and is currently a jointly managed Provincial Park.

The sign for the Mississauga First Nation on Ontario Highway 17


  1. ^ a b "Mississagi River 8 census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 3 June 2015.
  2. ^ "Mississisauga 8", First Nation, Canada Archived July 22, 2010, at the Wayback Machine

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