Onigaming First Nation


This band of Ojibway's live in far western northwestern Ontario, near Minnesota. Their community of Onigaming First Nation, is part of Lake of the Woods Reserve. Below are links to google earth photos of Onigaming First Nation and other communities of Lake of the Woods Reserve which is a part of Leech Lake Reservation. Canada will not recognize this Reserve they agreed to when they negotiated with Ojibway leaders during 1869-1870's Red River Rebellion. Ojibway leaders wanted a fair treaty and large Reserves for allowing Red River Colony to become independant of Ojibway rule. Canada agreed then lied. Chief Yellow Quill (he may have been chief Big Bear) had stationed Ojibway Soldiers at Portage la Prairie to prevent whites, Eskimos and mixed bloods from expanding west from Red River Colony. That led to those negotiations that led to creations of Rainy Lake Reserve and Lake of the Woods Reserve. Both are quite large. On-Reserve population of Onigaming First Nation is 371 according to 2016's census. They have 121 dwellings with 117 lived in. Average household size is 3.2 persons per household. Around 80 people speak Ojibway at Onigaming First Nation. Today, there are 35 or more Lake of the Woods Reserves. However, that original Lake of the Woods Reserve is yet in existence. They are confusing and making people angry by adding on other names for this Ojibway settlement.



Map of Leech Lake Reservation (Lake of the Woods Reserve is a part of it)


Map of Lake of the Woods Reserve



Satellite Image of Onigaming Town (aka Assabaska & Sabaskong)

Sabaskong From Road

Sabaskong From Road

Sabaskong From Road

Sabaskong From Road

Sabaskong From Road

Sabaskong From Road



Satellite Image of Big Grassy Town

Big Grassy From Road

Big Grassy From Road

Big Grassy From Road

Big Grassy From Road

Big Grassy From Road

Big Grassy From Road

Big Grassy From Road

Big Grassy From Road

Big Grassy From Road

Big Grassy From Road



Satellite Image of Wauzhusk Onigum Town

Wauzhushk Onigum From Road

Wauzhushk Onigum From Road

Wauzhushk Onigum From Road

Wauzhushk Onigum From Road

Wauzhushk Onigum From Road

Wauzhushk Onigum From Road



Satellite Image of Big Island Town (aka Naongashiing & Saugagawsing)

Satellite Image of Dalles Town

Satellite Image of Northwest Angle 33B Town

Satellite Image of Pawitik Town (aka White Fish Bay)

Satellite Image of Keshic Town

Satellite Image of Rat Portage Town (aka O-bash-kaan-da-gaang)

Satellite Image of Shoal Lake 34B2 Town

Satellite Image of Shoal Lake Town

Satellite Image of Shoal Lake 40 Town

Satellite Image of Whitefish Bay Town

Satellite Image of West Pawitik Town (aka White Fish Bay)

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