Bearskin Lake First Nation


This Ojibway Kasba Reservation settlement is located in northwestern Ontario. They are part of Sachigo River or Sachigo Sippi Band of Ojibway's. Sachigo River leads from Deer Lake to Hudson Bay. There are actually three settlements located around Michikan Lake. According to 2016's census, on-Reserve population of Bearskin Lake is 355. They have 140 dwellings with 109 lived in. Average household size is 3.2 persons per household. Around 195 speak Severn Ojibway Language Dialect at Bearskin Lake First Nation. Ojibway Soldiers were sent to this location to reinforce Ojibway People already living there in mid or late 17th century, to fight English and Eskimo invaders. Today, people living at Bearskin Lake First Nation have much Eskimo blood, as a result of capturing many of them and absorbing them into their population.



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