Wawakapewin First Nation

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Wawakapewin
ᐙᐙᑲᐯᐎᐣ
Indian reserve
Wawakapewin (Long Dog Lake) Indian Reserve
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Wawakapewin
Coordinates: 53°27′N89°08′W / 53.450°N 89.133°W / 53.450; -89.133 Coordinates: 53°27′N89°08′W / 53.450°N 89.133°W / 53.450; -89.133
Country Flag of Canada.svg  Canada
Province Flag of Ontario.svg  Ontario
District Kenora
First Nation Wawakapewin
Area [1]
  Land 53.91 km2 (20.81 sq mi)
Population (2006) [1]
  Total 21
  Density 0.4/km2 (1/sq mi)
Website www.wawakapewin.ca

Wawakapewin First Nation (Oji-Cree: ᐙᐙᑲᐯᐎᐣ ᓂᐢᑕᒼ ᐊᓂᐦᔑᓂᓂᐙᐟ (Waawaagabewin Nistam Anishininiwaad); unpointed: ᐗᐗᑲᐯᐎᐣ ᓂᐢᑕᒼ ᐊᓂᔑᓂᓂᐗᐟ) is an Oji-Cree First Nation reserve located 350 kilometers north of Sioux Lookout, Ontario. It is only accessible by air and the winter road system from Pickle Lake. It is a small community in which the registered population in June 2013 was 73, of which 43 lived on their own Reserve. The current Chief is Anne-Marie Beardy. Wawakapewin First Nation is a member of Shibogama First Nations Council.

The Severn Ojibwa or the Oji-Cree language is the indigenous name for a dialect of the Ojibwe language spoken in a series of Oji-Cree communities in northern Ontario and at Island Lake, Manitoba, Canada. Ojibwa is a member of the Algonquian language family, itself a member of the Algic language family.

In Canada, the First Nations are the predominant indigenous peoples in Canada south of the Arctic Circle. Those in the Arctic area are distinct and known as Inuit. The Métis, another distinct ethnicity, developed after European contact and relations primarily between First Nations people and Europeans. There are 634 recognized First Nations governments or bands spread across Canada, roughly half of which are in the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia.

In Canada, an Indian reserve is specified by the Indian Act as a "tract of land, the legal title to which is vested in Her Majesty, that has been set apart by Her Majesty for the use and benefit of a band."

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Official address

Wawakapewin First Nation
c/o Shibogama First Nation Council
PO Box 449
Sioux Lookout, Ontario P8T 1A5
Phone: (807) 442-2567
Website

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References

  1. 1 2 "Wawakapewin (Long Dog Lake) census profile". 2011 Census of Population . Statistics Canada. Retrieved 25 July 2015.