Cat Lake First Nation


This Ojibway Kasba Reservation settlement is located in northwestern Ontario. According to 2016's census, on-Reserve population of Cat Lake is 565. It has 136 occupied housing units which gives Cat Lake an average household size of 4.0 persons per household. Cat Lake in Anishinabe is Minos Gami or Ga-mi Mi-nos. Most of their citizens (400) speak Ojibway to some degree. Cat Lake is an isolated community which depends on air traffic to bring in food and other supplies. A winter road connects Cat Lake to Pickle Lake. 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 Cat Lake First Nation have Eskimo blood, as a result of capturing many of them and absorbing them into their population.



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