Mississaugii of Rice Lake

We, the Mississaugi of Hiawatha First Nation, are a vibrant, proud, independent, and healthy people balanced in the richness of our culture and traditional way of life.

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Latest News

Blue Box Program Update

Starting November 1st, the City of Peterborough has a new contractor for Blue Box recycling collection and processing. The new contractor is Emterra Environmental. What does this mean for Hiawatha’s collection program? While the curbside collection service does not change (Waste Connections Canada will continue to collect your garbage and Blue Box recyclables), the way… Read more…

Cancelled Events

Attention Citizens, Due to unfortunate circumstances, the following events have been cancelled: November 1st – Feast of the Dead November 4th – Traditional Teachings with James Carpenter (will be rescheduled at a later date) We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Hiawatha First Nation

Letter to Citizens – Land Code

Hiawatha First Nation Citizens, Hiawatha First Nation (HFN) has been developing our community Land Code. The HFN Land Code has been developed in keeping with the Framework Agreement on First Nations Land Management (Framework Agreement), which is a government-to-government agreement with Canada that allows First Nations to resume and exercise their own jurisdiction, control and… Read more…

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We proudly offer full-time, part-time and seasonal employment on a picturesque setting along the shores of Rice Lake


Hiawatha First Nation

Hiawatha First Nation