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 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. A land surrender of 13,170 acres happened in 1907, for chief Rocky Boy's Montana Ojibway's. It was not for whites. Real size of this Ojibway Reserve is 22,080 acres. Kylemore, Saskatchewan is actually located within this Reserve.



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