French Bay, Ontario (Bawitig)
Located in Ontario, the Ojibway settlement of French Bay is a part of Garden River First Nation. According to the 2011 census, Garden River has a population of 1,107. Below are several links to pictures of the Ojibway settlement of French Bay, Ontario. There are 437 total housing units at Garden River including French Bay, with 424 occupied at the present time. That gives French Bay a 2.8 persons per housing unit average. The Anishinabe language has nearly died out there. Only 35 people there speak Anishinabe and they are only familiar with the Ojibwa Language or don't know it entirely or only know a limited number of words. The Reserve is surrounded by numerous white settlements. There are 60 non Indians living there. Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario is less than a mile to the southwest. Adjacent to the south is Lake George which is a part of Lake Huron.