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Couchiching First Nation


This band of Ojibway's live in far western northwestern Ontario, near Minnesota. Their community is part of Rainy Lake Reserve. Below are google earth photos of Couchiching First Nation and other communities of Rainy Lake Reserve. Canada will not recognize this Reserve they agreed to when they negotiated with Ojibway leaders during 1869-1870's Red River Rebellion. Ojibway leaders wanted a fair treaty and large Reserves for allowing Red River Colony to become independant of Ojibway rule. Canada agreed then lied. Chief Yellow Quill (he may have been chief Big Bear) had stationed Ojibway Soldiers at Portage la Prairie to prevent whites, Eskimos and mixed bloods from expanding west from Red River Colony. That led to those negotiations that led to creations of Rainy Lake Reserve and Shoal Lake Reserve. Both are quite large. On-Reserve population of Couchiching First Nation, is 810 according to 2016's census. They have 268 dwellings with 262 lived in. Average household size is 3.1 persons per household. Ojibway Language has died out at Couchiching. Today, there are 14 so called Rainy Lake Reserves. However, Canada lied. That original Rainy Lake Reserve is yet in existence.



Map of Rainy Lake Reserve

Couchiching From Road

Couchiching From Road

Couchiching From Road

Couchiching From Road

Couchiching From Road

Couchiching From Road

Couchiching From Road

Couchiching From Road

Couchiching From Road

Couchiching From Road

Couchiching From Road

Couchiching From Road

Couchiching From Road

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Naicatchewenin From Road

Naicatchewenin From Road

Naicatchewenin From Road

Naicatchewenin From Road

Naicatchewenin From Road

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Red Gut From Road

Red Gut From Road

Red Gut From Road

Red Gut From Road

Red Gut From Road

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Seine River From Road

Seine River From Road

Seine River From Road

Seine River From Road

Seine River From Road

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