McDowell Lake First Nation


This Ojibway Kasba Reservation settlement is located in Northwestern Ontario. It is an isolated community. More so than most other isolated Ojibway communities. There is no winter road which connects McDowell Lake First Nation to any other settlement. Planes are used to bring in food and other supplies. In Severn Ojibway dialect, McDowell Lake is named Mi-si Zha-ga-i-gan. Population of McDowell Lake is small. There may be up to 50 or more people living in this small settlement. Johnny Keneguanash established McDowell Lake or Mi-si Zha-ga-i-gan in 1940's.



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