Matachewan First Nation


This Ojibway settlement known as Matachewan First Nation, is located in eastern Ontario. According to 2016's census, Matachewan has a population of 61. Their population is decreasing. They have 29 total housing units or dwellings, with 24 lived in. Average household size is 2.4 persons per household. Ojibway Language is no longer spoken at Matachewan First Nation. Their history is known of. After Ojibway leaders learned those evil people mentioned in Seven Fires Prophecy had invaded in very eary 16th century, they sent 10,000's of their soldiers and their families west, to fight those white invaders. They were led by ogima Sagima. He led large numbers of Ojibway's to Ottawa River from Manitoulin Island, then sailed up river. They scattered about between James Bay, Lake Superior, Lake Huron and Obedjiwan, Quebec. They eventually colonized St. Lawrence River Valley. One of their descendants are from Matachewan First Nation of Ontario.



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