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York Landing

Located in northeastern Manitoba about 150 miles from their original community (York Factory) adjacent to Hudson Bay, the Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation settlement of York Landing has a population of 400 according to the 2011 census. The community has 115 housing units and an average household size of 3.8 persons per housing unit. Around 220 continue to speak Anishinabe at York Landing. During the 1950s, the Ojibway's and foreign Asian people living in the interior of northern Manitoba and Nunavut, were forced to relocate to coastal villages. In the case of York Factory, which was located along the extreme southwestern shores of Hudson Bay, it was the opposite supposedly. Hudson Bay Company closed it's store at York Factory in 1957 which led to the relocation of the York Factory Ojibway's to York Landing. It is suspicious for a specific reason. The relocation of the Ojibway's of the interior of the north of Manitoba and interior Nunavut. Though no one knows if any of the interior Ojibways of the north of Manitoba and interior Nunavut, were relocated to York Landing, the subject must be investigated. No one wants to relocate an entire village simply because a store closes. Worse, if a relocation of Ojibway's from the interior to the coastal villages was going on at the same time, that can only mean some sort of conspiracy or cover-up, is in place. It's ridiculous! York Landing was established in 1957, from the York Factory Ojibway's. York Landing is an isolated community which depends largely on planes and a ferry which operates 6 days a week, to bring in food and other supplies. Another suspicious bit of information about the York Factory Ojibway's, is their adhesion to Treaty 5 on August 10, 1910, or during the time Treaty 9 was being negotiated. Treaty 5 dates back to 1875, or nearly four decades earlier. Below is a link to a picture of the Chippewa Treaty 9 Reservation settlement of York Landing.

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 York Landing

Photo of Akimiski Island

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