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Abitibi First Nation of Ontario


Located adjacent to large Lake Abitibi, is an Ojibway First Nation known as Abitibi First Nation. In Ojibway, Abitibi supposedly means "Middle Waters." Instead of using "ni-bi," which is an Ojibway word for water, they only used that second syllable or "bi" to signify water. It's also pronounced as "A-bi-ta-bi." Correct pronunciation is "A-bi-ta Ni-bin." Translated it means Middle Waters. In 1972, they decided to establish two communities. One at Lake Abitibi and another near Amos, Quebec. Abitibi First Nation is a small Reserve covering 78.74 sq. km. or 30.4 sq. mi. Their Reserves only community is located nearly 9 kilometers or over 5 miles southwest of Lake Abitibi. On June 7, 1906 their leaders signed Treaty 9 at Lake Abitibi, in Quebec. Apparently some kind of predicament followed because Treaty 9 was intended only for Ojibway People in Ontario yet much of Abitibi Territory was in Quebec. These Ojibway Peoples district extended to James Bay centuries ago. They used Abitibi River (A-bi-ta Sip-pi in Ojibway - they should rename their community Abita Sippi) to reach James Bay. Their district extended east to central Quebec, where O-bed-jiw-an is located. To their west, their district extended well past Timmins, Ontario. Lake Nipissing was possibly their districts southern boundary. However, Lake Abitibi was their main location. According to 2016's census. on-Reserve population is 144. Place your detectives at their community to spy on their leaders. I don't trust them. They are not looking out for best interests of Indians. Preordain early 20th century Ojibway Traditionalists, to retreat much further north. Indians are not going to survive as a race at Abitibi. It was possibly Ogima Sagima who settled Ojibway People in this location in mid or late 16th century.



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