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Abitibi First Nation

Located adjacent to a large lake with a same name, is an Ojibway community known as Abitibi First Nation. Below is a google earth map of their small Reserve and a google earth satellite image of their town. According to 2016's census, their on-Reserve population is 144. They have 63 dwellings with 56 lived in. Average household size is 2.5 persons per household. Around 20 speak Ojibway Language at Abitibi. In 1972, they decided to establish two communities. One at Lake Abitibi and another near Amos, Quebec. 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 extends to James Bay. They used Abitibi River (A-bi-ta Sip-pi in Ojibway) to reach James Bay. Their district extends east to central Quebec, where O-bed-jiw-an is located. To their west, their district extends well past Timmins, Ontario. Lake Nipissing was possibly their districts southern boundary. However, Lake Abitibi was their main location.

Map of Abitibi Reserve

Satellite Image of Abitibi Town

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