Webequie First Nation

This Ojibway Kasba Reservation settlement is located in extreme northern Ontario. It is about 135 miles south of Hudson Bay. These Ojibway's are Winisk Sippi (River) Ojibway People. Webequie First Nation is an isolated community which depends on planes and a winter road for food and other supplies to be brought in. They are related to Ojibway's from further south, including Brunswick and Chapleau Ojibway's and Eabametoong, Neskantaga, and Nibinamik. According to 2016's census, on-Reserve population of Webequie First Nation is 778. They have 165 dwellings with 154 lived in. Average household size is 5.0 persons per household. Around 575 speak Severn Ojibway Language. We have convincing evidence from this community, that their children have been brainwashed by whites. In mid 20th century, their children were forced to attend white boarding schools far from their community. When they returned to Webequie, they identified themselves as Oji-Cree. Their parents protested that it was done without their consent and that they are Ojibway and speak Ojibway. 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 Webequie First Nation have much Eskimo blood, as a result of capturing many of them and absorbing them into their population.

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