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Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation


This band of Ojibway's live in far western northwestern Ontario, near Minnesota. Their community is part of Lake of the Woods Reserve. Below are google earth photos of Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation and other communities of Lake of the Woods Reserve. 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 Wauzhushk Onigum First Nation is 421 according to 2016's census. They have 144 dwellings with 134 lived in. Average household size is 3.1 persons per household. Ojibway Language is widely spoken. Around 50 people speak Ojibway at Wauzhushk Onigum 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.



Map of Lake of the Woods Reserve

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 Rat Portage

Big Grassy River From Road

Big Grassy River From Road

Big Grassy River From Road

Big Grassy River From Road

Big Grassy River From Road

Big Grassy River From Road

Big Grassy River From Road

Big Grassy River From Road

Big Grassy River From Road

Big Grassy River From Road

Satellite Image of Saugagawsing

Satellite Image of Sabaskong

Sabaskong From Road

Sabaskong From Road

Sabaskong From Road

Sabaskong From Road

Sabaskong From Road

Sabaskong From Road

Whitefish Bay From Road

Whitefish Bay From Road

Whitefish Bay From Road

Whitefish Bay of Red Gut

Whitefish Bay From Road

Whitefish Bay From Road

Satellite Image of Shoal Lake 40

Satellite Images of Shoal Lake 34B2 & Shoal Lake 39A

Satellite Image of Northwest Angle 33B

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