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Shawanaga First Nation


These Ojibway's are located along Lake Huron's northeastern shores. They are within a Reserve I'll name Shawanaga Reserve. Below are google earth photos of these Ojibway communities and a map of this large Ojibway Reserve which includes besides Shawanaga First Nation, Henvey Inlet, Magnetawan and Parry Island. They signed September 9, 1850's Robinson-Huron Treaty, under chief Ma-ka-ta Mi-sha-quet who signed for them. They were left with a Reserve covering 81.0 sq. mi. or 209.8 sq. km. On-Reserve population of Shawanaga First Nation is, according to a 2016 census, 195. They have 93 dwellings with 82 lived in. Average household size is 2.4 persons per household. Adjacent to them on their north are Henvey Inlet (chief Wa-ge-ma-ke signed 1850's Robinson-Huron Treaty for them) Ojibways and Magnetawan (chief Pa-meq-uo-naish signed 1850's Robinson-Huron Treaty for them) Ojibway's. Adjacent to them on their south are Parry Island (chief Me-kis signed 1850's Robinson-Huron Treaty for them) Ojibways. All 4 share a same reserve. Size of Henvey Inlet District is 324 sq. mi. or 839.1 sq. km. Size of Magnetawan District is also 324 sq. mi. or 839.1 sq. km. Size of Shawanaga District is 81 sq. mi. or 209.8 sq. km. Size of Parry Island District is 144 sq. mi. or 373 sq. km. Total size of all four Districts is 873 sq. mi. or 2,261 sq. km. Ojibway leaders of those times (during 1850's Robinson-Huron Treaty signings) considered 1 mile to be 1 league or 3 miles. On-Reserve population of Henvey Inlet is 122 according to a 2016 census. On-Reserve population of Magnetawan is 101 according to a 2016 census. On-Reserve population of Parry Island is 312. Total on-Reserve population of all four Districts, is 730.



Map of Shawanaga Reserve

Shawanaga Road Closeup

Shawanaga Road Closeup

Shawanaga Road Closeup

Shawanaga Road Closeup

Shawanaga Road Closeup

Shawanaga Road Closeup

Shawanaga Road Closeup

Magnetawan Road Closeup

Magnetawan Road Closeup

Magnetawan Road Closeup

Magnetawan Road Closeup

Magnetawan Road Closeup

Magnetawan Road Closeup

Henvey Inlet From Road

Henvey Inlet From Road

Henvey Inlet From Road

Henvey Inlet From Road

Henvey Inlet From Road

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