Rainy Lake 26 A, Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation
Located in the western portion of northwestern Ontario, is the Chippewa settlement of Rainy Lake 26 A, which is one of four Reserves which makes up the Nigigoonsiminikaaning First Nation, or as it was once known the Nicickousemenecaning First Nation and also the Red Gut First Nation. Latest population estimate (2006) puts the population of rainy lake 26 a at 128, which is a little higher than the 2001 population estimate of 93. There are 39 housing units in the small settlement, of which 35 are occupied. That gives the settlement a 3.9 persons per housing unit average, which is normal for Chippewa settlements. The Anishinabe language is doing good at this Chippewa settlement with at least 40 people still speaking Anishinabe. All people in this settlement are Indian. Below are several links to pictures of the Chippewa settlement of Rainy Lake 26 A, Ontario.