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(January 2019)

Fishing Lake First Nation

This band of Saskatchewan Ojibway's, has a history that may indicate they had problems negotiating with whites. Their First Nation was possibly established when ogima Yellow Quill signed Treaty 1 in 1871, at Lower Fort Garry, Manitoba. However, this band eventually separated into three independant bands, which could indicate some discontent was being felt by many under ogima Yello Quill's leadership. Ogima Yellow Quill also signed an adhesion to Treaty 4. A mysterious event occurred which resulted in this band of Ojibway's leaving their homes around Portage la Prairie in southern Manitoba, to move to southern Saskatchewan, just before 1885, where they now live. Many were led north to Chipewyan caribou land by chief Kinistin. Some may have originally lived in Montana. They were forced out of Montana after their leaders followed Seven Fires Prophecy and commenced an exodus to west. United States stopped it yet Ojibway People then fled up to Alberta and Saskatchewan. Fishing Lake First Nation covers 4,004.40 hectares or 9,885 acres. Below is a map of this Reserve which is related to Yellow Quills or Blue Quills.


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