Kingfisher First Nation


This Ojibway Kasba Reservation community known as Kingfisher First Nation, is located in northwestern Ontario. They are Winisk Sippi (River) Ojibway's. Their on-Reserve population is 511 according to a 2016 census. They have 114 dwellings with 103 lived in. Average household size is 5.0 persons per household. Around 395 speak Severn Ojibway Language at Kingfisher First Nation. Ojibway word for Kingfisher is o-gish-ki-ma-nis-si. They also use Kingfisher Lake. In Ojibway, they pronounce it as Ga-mi O-gish-ki-ma-nis-si or Lake Kingfisher. Of course, you can use O-gish-ki-ma-nis-si Ga-mi or Kingfisher Lake. Since it begins and ends with a vowel, both ways can be used. Their town is located along Kingfisher Lakes southwestern shores. Ojibway Soldiers were sent to this location to reinforce Ojibway People already living there in mid or late 17th century, to fight English and Eskimo invaders. Today, people living at Kingfisher First Nation have much Eskimo blood, as a result of capturing many of them and absorbing them into their population.



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