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Fort William First Nation


This community of Ojibway's live just south of Thunder Bay, Ontario. Below are google earth photos of this Ojibway community and a map of their Reserve. They are signatories to 1850's Robinson-Superior Treaty. Their Reserve is actually three times larger. Ojibway leaders considered 1 mile to be 1 league or 3 miles. Grand Portage Reservation in Minnesota, is adjacent to this Ojibway Reserve of Fort William or in Ojibway, Ka-ma-nis-tiq-ua. This Ojibway community has to be relocated. It's adjacent to Fort William which is a white city with a population of over 100,000. To their west and northwest, are small hills or mountains. They are scattered about their land and are beautiful. According to a 2016 census, on-Reserve population of Fort William First Nation is 981. They have 373 dwellings with 342 lived in. Average household size is 2.8 persons per household. Ojibway Language has died out at Fort William First Nation. They know about that discrepancy in 1850's Robinson-Superior Treaty. They have to consider their nations land size, to be much larger. They must not ask for compensation. That's a no, no.



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