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(January 2019)

James Smith First Nation

Located just north of Kinistino, Saskatchewan, is James Smith First Nation. Historically, a brother of Ojibway ogima (chief) John Smith (he established Muskoday First Nation), who was James Smith of course, signed treaty six in 1876, which established this First Nation. James Smith was one of six Smith brothers who led many Ojibway's to southeastern Saskatchewan. Historians claim they originally lived near Winnipeg, Manitoba. St. Peters Reserve was supposedly located a few miles northeast of Winnipeg, near Selkirk. These idiots think they are Cree. They are too cowardly to follow prophecy. No Cree or northern Ojibway's, lived in extreme southern Manitoba. Southern Manitoba was Ojibway land. Then there was St. Peters Mission at what is now Great Falls, Montana. I suspect Ojibway's from James Smith were a part of an Ojibway Exodus from Montana, to Alberta and Saskatchewan. That happened in 1877. However, a year before (1876) a war was initiated by American's against Montana Ojibway's. James Smith and his brothers, were possibly one of them first Ojibway leaders from Montana, to lead scores of Ojibway's up to them Cypress Hills. Canada refused to allow these Ojibway's to remain in them Cypress Hills. James Smith is obviously very closely related to Muskoday Ojibway's. On-Reserve population of James Smith is 743 according to a 2016 census.


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