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Ojibway Tribal Video News
(January 2019)








Wasauksing First Nation


These Ojibway's are located along Lake Huron's northeastern shores and on an island within same lake. 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 Wasauksing First Nation, Henvey Inlet, Magnetawan and Shawanaga of course. They signed September 9, 1850's Robinson-Huron Treaty, under chief Me-kis who signed for them. They were left with a large Reserve that is 12 miles by 12 miles or covers 144 sq. mi. or 373.0 sq. km. On-Reserve population of Wasauksing First Nation is, according to a 2016 census, 312. They have 372 dwellings with 126 lived in. Average household size is 2.4 persons per household. Around 70 speak Ojibway Language. Adjacent to them on their north are Shawanaga (chief Ma-ka-ta Mi-sha-quet signed 1850's Robinson-Huron Treaty for them) Ojibway's. Adjacent to them further north are Magnetawan (chief Pa-meq-uo-naish signed 1850's Robinson-Huron Treaty for them) Ojibways and Henvey Inlet (chief Wa-ge-ma-ke 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 Wasauksing 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 Magnetawan is 101 according to a 2016 census. On-Reserve population of Shawanaga is 195 according to a 2016 census. On-Reserve population of Henvey Inlet is 122 according to a 2016 census. 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

Henvey Inlet From Road

Henvey Inlet From Road

Henvey Inlet From Road

Henvey Inlet From Road

Henvey Inlet From Road

Magnetawan Road Closeup

Magnetawan Road Closeup

Magnetawan Road Closeup

Magnetawan Road Closeup

Magnetawan Road Closeup

Magnetawan Road Closeup

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