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Alderville First Nation



This band of Ojibway Indians live almost adjacent to Rice Lakes eastern shores. Rice Lake is 11 miles or 17.7 kilometers north of Lake Ontario. Toronto is 71.5 miles or 115.1 kilometers to their southwest. Below are several google earth photos of Alderville Reserve. According 2016's census, their on-Reserve population is 495. They have 266 housing units or dwellings, with 226 lived in. Average household size is 2.2 persons per houseld which is below normal for Ojibway communities. Ojibway Language is no longer spoken there. After War of 1812, land cessions to Canada were made. Sure, Ojibway People were allies of whites. Were not stupid. After a land cession was made on November 5, 1818 (it's called Rice Lake Treaty 20) ceding 1,951,000 acres, Ojibway People were left with nothing. After November 5, 1818's treaty, Ojibway leaders were outraged. They didn't agree to treaty. However, English leaders bought Ojibway leaders including one named Peter Jones, to coerce some Ojibways to small Reserves further south, where Alderville, Curve Lake, Hiawatha and Tyendinaga are located. It took considerable time to coerce at least some of them, to relocate further south. Those that stayed, are known today as Ardoch Algonquin's. They are claiming they never ceded land. Even those Ojibway Algonquin's in Quebec are claiming they never ceded land.



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