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Montreal Lake First Nation


Located at Montreal Lake, Saskatchewan, is this Saulteaux Ojibway community known as Montreal Lake First Nation. Their on-Reserve population is 1,555 according to a 2016 census. They have 395 dwellings with 380 lived in. Average household size is 4.1 persons per household. Around 260 speak Corrupted Ojibway Language which is what Lewis and Clark called Cree Language. These people think they are Cree which is incorrect. They themselves know they came from Grand Rapids, Manitoba. They must read Treaty 5 text. They are Saulteaux Ojibway People. They are closely related to Indian folks at Lac La Ronge. In fact, both signed an adhesion to Treaty 6 on February 11, 1889. They'll claim they've lived where they live now for a long time. However, their 1889 adhesion signing to Treaty 6 indicates they were recent arrivals. They were probably led there by chief Kinistin. They have two settlements. Their largest is located along Montreal Lakes southern shores, while their smaller one is located further south about 5 miles or 8 kilometers southwest of Emma Lake, Saskatchewan.



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