Rocky Boy Tribe
Chippewa Indians of

North Spirit Lake

This Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation settlement is located in northwestern Ontario and was originally Treaty 5. According to the 2011 census, the population of North Spirit Lake is 431. The community is an isolated one which depends on a winter road for supplies to be brought in. It is located along the southwestern shores of large North Spirit Lake. In Anishinabe they would name this settlement Gi-way-din Man-i-too- Za-ga-i-gan. The number of housing units is 65. The average household size is 3.7 persons per housing unit. However, it is common for isolated Ojibwa communities to have several families sharing one home which means the population of North Spirit Lake is probably closer to 700 or 800. Around 150 continue to speak Anishinabe at North Spirit Lake. Below is a picture of the Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation settlement of North Spirit Lake.

Photo of North Spirit Lake

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