Their history originates in the Selkirk-Winnipeg region. A Reserve known as the St. Peters Reserve was set aside for them in the 19th century. Knowing from prophecy that the whites could not be trusted, led Ojibway leaders to leave the Reserve to relocate to the north and west. So many left, the government of Canada allowed them to be recognized as native to the region in Manitoba where they now live, which is within Treaty 2 land area but may actually be within Treaty 5 land area. Since the Fisher River adhesion to Treaty 5 was dated August 24, 1908, we can include Fisher River as being a Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation community. Today, the Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation community of Fisher River-Peguis is among the largest Indian communities in Canada. More Ojibway's would live there if they had no road access to white communities. The 2011 census reported that the community of Fisher River has a population of 1,160. It increased by 31 from the 2006 population of 1,129. Most of the citizens live along a few roads. The Anishinabe language is not in use at Fisher River. The community of Fisher River has 413 housing units and an average household size of 2.8 persons per housing unit. Below are several google earth photos of the Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation community of Fisher River.