Located in far northwestern Ontario, far from any white settlements, is the small Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation settlement of
Muskrat Dam. Since the small settlement is located in a region which allows the citizens of Muskrat Dam to exploit the surrounding
land, which is fishing, hunting, and trapping, it is carried out. Latest population estimate puts the population of Muskrat
Dam growing by 313%, or from 61 in 2001, to 252 in 2006. However, the population is much higher. There are 105 total
housing units in the small settlement, with only 77 being occupied. Of the total population, 165 speak Anishinabe. Of that
number around 50 speak Anishinabe as the main language. All citizens are Indian. Below are links to pictures of the
Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation settlement of Muskrat Dam. The first is the main part of the community. It has up to 60
housing units. The second which is a couple of blocks to the south and east, has around 25 to 30 housing units.