Rocky Boy Tribe
Chippewa Indians of
Whitesand First Nation & History
This community of Chippewa Indians live just north of Lake Nipigon. Their tribal history probably involves many Anishinabek from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin fleeing to their land seeking asylum in the 19th century. Some of the citizens from Whitesand may have participated in the railroad blockades that occurred in northern Ontario in the summer of 1990. There may have been a short war between the Anishinabek of northern Ontario and Canada during the summer of 1990. The Anishinabek were outraged abot Canada spraying chemicals over their land. They call it chemtrails conspiracy at the present time. Their ancestors signed the 1850 Robinson-Superior Treaty, but they did not ceded their land to Canada. They gave Canada their permission to build roads and railroads, and establish trading posts when they agreed to the treaty. The population of the Ojibwa Robinson Superior Reservation community of Whitesand, is 349 according to a 2015 census.