Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation


This band of Ojibway Indians have had horrible contacts with Canadian whites. Supposedly they have a Reserve located west of Thunder Bay, but during 1950's major flooding caused by whites, forced most of them to relocate elsewhere and whites have not been helpful in assissting them. They live scattered among many white communities. First floods hit them in 1872, when whites constructed Dawson Trail and Red River Road and Dam in that year. These Ojibway Indians may be related to Ojibway's from Mille Lacs Reservation of Minnesota or Mille Lac is an Ojibway word. In Ojibway, their word for good is "mil." Adding a locative to "mil" would make it "Mil-ang or Mil ag." Ojibway Indians from Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation, are suppose to be a part of Fort William Reserve which includes Grand Portage Reservation in extreme northeastern Minnesota. They are signatories to 1850's Robinson-Superior Treaty. They were set aside a large Reserve extending 18 from east to west and 15 miles from north to south. Lake Superior is their southern boundary. Ojibway leaders considered 1 mile to be 1 league or 3 miles. Read 1850's Robinson-Superior Treaty. It set aside three large Ojibway Reserves. Land to Height of Land (it could mean highest point as whites want you to believe yet it really means as far as land goes to Hudson Bay and James Bay) from Albany River, was set aside to be a vast Ojibway Reservation that is a part of Kasba Reservation. Ojibway People from Lac des Mille Lacs First Nation, retreated away after discovering they'd been lied to about 1850's Robinson-Superior Treaty. No one lives at their Reserves. They need financial support from other Ojibway Nations.



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