Marcel Colomb First Nation


Located in far northwestern Manitoba, about 30 kilometers or 18 miles from Lynn Lake, Manitoba, is this Ojibway Kasba Reservation community known as Marcel Colomb First Nation. This community recently separated from Mathias Colomb. Their population is 319 according to a 2011 census. That does not include Marcel Colomb citizens who live in white communities. Their community is within Treaty 5 land area. Many can trace their origins to chief Kinistin leading many Ojibway's to northern Manitoba and northern Saskatchewan, in the 1870s and 1880s. Chief Kinistin led them from Manitoba northwest to Saskatchewan and from there many continued on north and northeast into Manitoba. They are related to Lac la Ronge and Montreal Lake including Peter Ballintyne. They speak Corrupted Ojibway which is what Lewis and Clark called Cree Language. This community is an Ojibway community. Read Treaty 5 text. Cree People are too cowardly to follow prophecy. During their war against whites and their Eskimo allies who were stationed at white forts around Hudson Bay and James Bay, Ojibway Soldiers captured many Eskimos and absorbed them into their population. Marcel Colomb First Nation has an Eskimo mixture within their population. Closer to Hudson Bay and James Bay, more Eskimo blood is within Ojibway communities. In 1774 or during their so called Revolutionary War, English and Eskimo Soldiers invaded interior Manitoba and reached what is now Cumblerland House, Saskatchewan. This war had now expanded into interior Manitoba and far eastern Saskatchewan. During War of 1812, English and Eskimo Soldiers invaded southern Manitoba.



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