Opaskwayak, Manitoba


Located in northern Manitoba, is this Ojibway-Cree settlement of Opaskwayak which is located within Kasba Reservation or, if as i suspect, they were signatories to Treaty 10, than in that Reservation. They did sign treaty 5 as Saulteaux Ojibway and Cree however, as The Pas Band. Opaskwayak is located within an area designated E. It has a population of 2,473 according to 2016's census. This town has 629 dwellings with 600 lived in. Average household size is 4.1 persons per household. Around 440 people speak Ojibway or Cree Dialect of Ojibway Language. It's a dying language at Opaskwayak. There are two portions of this town. A smaller town is located 2.1 miles or 3.4 kilometers to it's northwest. It's population is included with that of Opaskwayak. However, it's a distinct community. Of course, that means this towns population is lower than 2,473. Probably around 1,800. Have any idea what Opaskwayak means? It could represent a locative. Lewis and Clark called Cree Language corrupted Ojibway. That should tell you a great deal. Opaskwayak belongs to chief Rocky Boy.



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