Wapekeka First Nation


This Ojibway Kasba Reservation community known as Wapekeka First Nation, is located in northwestern Ontario and near Big Trout Lake Reserve where they came from. They are from Kitagakons Sippi (Kit-a-ga-kos or Fawn) Sippi (River) which is a tributory of Severn River, Ojibway's as are Big Trout Lake Ojibway's. According to 2016's census, on-Reserve population of Wapekeka First Nation is 440. They have 127 dwellings with 120 lived in. Average household size is 4.0 persons per household. Around 300 speak Severn Ojibway Language at Wapekeka First Nation. Ojibway Soldiers were sent to this location to reinforce Ojibway People already living there in mid or late 17th century, to fight English and Eskimo invaders. Today, people living at Wapekeka First Nation have much Eskimo blood, as a result of capturing many of them and absorbing them into their population.



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