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(January 2019)

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. This community recently separated from Mathias Colomb First Nation. 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.

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