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This Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation settlement is located in extreme northern Ontario. It is about 181 miles south of Hudson Bay and Winisk. Webequie is an isolated community which depends on planes and a winter road for food and other supplies to be brought in. They are related to the Ojibwa's from further south, including the Brunswick and Chapleau Ojibwa's and the Eabametoong, Neskantaga, and Nibinamik. According to the 2011 census, the population of Webequie is 257. Another 448 live near the settlement of Webequie. The number of housing units is 140. That would give Webequie an average household size of under 2.0 persons per household but they obviously include the 448 who live near the settlement. The actual household size is 4.4 persons per household. However, since Webequie is an isolated community the population is probably closer to 1,000. It is common for isolated Ojibwa communities to have several families sharing one home. The total population of Webequie is supposedly 705. Around 595 continue to speak Anishinabe. We have convincing evidence from this community, that their children have been brainwashed by the whites. In the mid 20th century, their children were forced to attend white boarding schools far from their community. When they returned to Webequie they identified themselves as Oji-Cree. Their parents protested that it was done without their consent and that they are Ojibwa and speak Ojibwa. They are probably related to the Ojibway's who were forced to relocate from the interior of the north of Manitoba and the interior of NUnavut and Akimiski Island.

Forced Relocation

In 1980, a suspicious event changed the lives of the Fort Severn and Chisasibi Anishinabek. They were forced to relocate. The Chisasibi from an island they claim was named Fort George. The island is actually situated in what appears to be a delta. It does look like an island but only so far as the river which separates it from the mainland. The distance between the island and the mainland is a fifth of a mile or about 1,000 feet. In James Bay are several large islands. And we know the Anishinabe people were infatuated with islands. The largest is Akimiski Island. It's width at it's widest point is 27 miles. It's length at it's greatest length is 61 miles. It covers 3,001 sq. km. or 1,158 sq. mi. And it is a turtle shaped island. Since historical evidence tell of a forced relocation from an island, all of the James Bay communities are involved. If the relocation did not involve any islands, the forced relocation probably involved the Chipewyan or Chippewan, of the interior of the north of Manitoba and the interior of Nunavut. That commenced in either the 1940s or 1950s. The following communities are likely related to the forced relocations which probably commenced in the 1940s and continued up to the 1980s:



Chapleau 74A

Chapleau 75


Eastmain or Kachimumiskwanuch

Fort Albany

Fort Severn




Moose Factory

New Brunswick House


Taykwa Tagamou





York Landing

Though the whites have been up front about the forced relocations which include the forced relocation of the Chipewyan or Chippewan, from the interior of the north of Manitoba and the interior of Nunavut, the forced relocation from an island in James Bay is the one being carefully ignored. And the forced relocation of the York Factory Anishinabek to York Landing is definitely related. That commenced in 1957 or near the same time as the forced relocation of the Chippewan from the interior of the north of Manitoba and interior Nunavut, to the coastal sellements along Hudson Bay. So the actual time the forced relocations from Akimiski Island commenced, was either 1957 or shortly before. Below is a google earth photo of the turtle shaped island of Akimiski.

Photo of Webequie

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