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Magnetawan First Nation


These Ojibway's are located along Lake Huron's northeastern shores. They are within a Reserve I'll name Shawanaga Reserve. Below are google earth photos of these Ojibway communities and a map of this large Ojibway Reserve which includes besides Magnetawan First Nation, Henvey Inlet, Parry Island and Shawanaga of course. They signed September 9, 1850's Robinson-Huron Treaty, under chief Pa-meq-uo-naish who signed for them. They were left with a large Reserve covering 324 sq. mi. or 839.1 sq. km. On-Reserve population of Magnetawan First Nation is, according to a 2016 census, 101. They have 37 dwellings with 35 lived in. Average household size is 2.9 persons per household. Adjacent to them on their north are Henvey Inlet (chief Wa-ge-ma-ke signed 1850's Robinson-Huron Treaty for them) Ojibways. Adjacent to them on their south are Shawanaga (chief Ma-ka-ta Mi-sha-quet signed 1850's Robinson-Huron Treaty for them) Ojibways and Parry Island (chief Me-kis signed 1850's Robinson-Huron Treaty for them) Ojibways. All 4 share a same reserve. Size of Henvey Inlet District is 324 sq. mi. or 839.1 sq. km. Size of Magnetawan District is also 324 sq. mi. or 839.1 sq. km. Size of Shawanaga District is 81 sq. mi. or 209.8 sq. km. Size of Parry Island District is 144 sq. mi. or 373 sq. km. Total size of all four Districts is 873 sq. mi. or 2,261 sq. km. Ojibway leaders of those times (during 1850's Robinson-Huron Treaty signings) considered 1 mile to be 1 league or 3 miles. On-Reserve population of Henvey Inlet is 122 according to a 2016 census. On-Reserve population of Shawanaga is 195 according to a 2016 census. On-Reserve population of Parry Island is 312. Total on-Reserve population of all four Districts, is 730.



Map of Shawanaga Reserve

Magnetawan Road Closeup

Magnetawan Road Closeup

Magnetawan Road Closeup

Magnetawan Road Closeup

Magnetawan Road Closeup

Magnetawan Road Closeup

Henvey Inlet From Road

Henvey Inlet From Road

Henvey Inlet From Road

Henvey Inlet From Road

Henvey Inlet From Road

Shawanaga Road Closeup

Shawanaga Road Closeup

Shawanaga Road Closeup

Shawanaga Road Closeup

Shawanaga Road Closeup

Shawanaga Road Closeup

Shawanaga Road Closeup

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