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Wapekeka First Nation is located 26 km Northwest of Big Trout Lake and
451 km northeast of Sioux Lookout in northwestern Ontario. The latitude
and longitude of the reserve is 53 N49′ and 89 W22′; reserve size is
5,566 hectares. The community has been accessible year round since the
airstrip was constructed in 1991. There are approximately 363 Band
Members with the majority (328) living on-reserve. The main language
spoken is Oji-Cree. Younger people and a portion of the older residents
speak English comfortably as a second Language. Local transportation is
mainly motorized vehicles such as trucks, cars, and four wheelers as
there are developed roads connecting the airport, medical clinic,
school and other facilities. Primary transportation is on foot during
summer and by snowmobiles during winter.


Wawakapewin First Nation is located on Long Dog Lake in northwestern
Ontario. The community is situated along the southeast shoreline of the
Ashewieg River. By air Wawakapewin is 580 km north of Thunder Bay,
Ontario and the community is accessible by chartered aircraft equipped
with either floats or skis. The Asheweig Winter Roads Corporation is
responsible for building a winter road network linking five other First
Nations and providing access to southern centers through Pickle Lake,
ON for approximately two months of the year. The history or Wawakapewin
has been handed down through oral tradition from community Elders. The
Wawakapewuk are descendants of the people who lived and used this land
and its resources for at least 7,000 years. The people of Wawakapewin
maintain the practices of hunting, fishing, trapping, and plant

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Wunnumin Lake Reserve is situated at a latitude 53° N? and longitude
89° W, ?360 km northeast of Sioux Lookout. Wunnumin Lake reserve has
been divided into two sections of allotted land; the inhabited land
spans 5,855 hectares and the uninhabited, located several kilometers to
the east on the southern shores of Wunnumin Lake, includes 3,797
hectares. Approximately 533 residents live on reserve while
approximately 96 residents live off reserve. The first language of
Wunnumin Lake people is Oji-cree and over half of the population is
fluent in English. The community is accessible primarily through air
transportation and does not have year-round road access; however,
during certain seasons, one can also travel to Wunnimun using the
winter trails, winter road system or waterways. Wunnumin Lake and
surrounding areas have a large variety of wildlife, aquatic life and
forest vegetation. These resources have benefited the local residents
both personally and commercially.

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Fort Providence (Zhahti Kue)

Fort Providence is situated on the northeast bank of the Mackenzie
River, 233 kilometers southwest of Yellowknife. Located just off the
Mackenzie highway, Fort Providence is an important link between
communities north and south of the Mackenzie River. It has a population
of about 759 people. Its traditional name is “Zhahti Kue,” which means,
“Mission House.”

Webequie First Nation

Webequie is a growing Ojibway community located on the northern
peninsula of Eastwood Island on the Winisk Lake, 540 kilometers north
of the city of Thunder Bay. It is a fly-in community with limited road
access during the winter months. There are 884 band members, with less
than half (299) living on reserve.

Tahltan First Nation

Tahltan territory is located in northern British Columbia, Canada and
encompasses about93,500 km2. The main reserves of the Tahltan First
Nation are located in Telegraph Creek and today the town is home to
about 400 residents, of which approximately 350 are of Tahltan

Nishnawbe Aski Nation

Based out of Thunder Bay, NAN is a political territorial organization
representing 49 First Nation communities within northern Ontario with
the total population of membership (on and off reserve) estimated
around 45,000 people. It represents the legitimate, socioeconomic, and
political aspirations of its First Nation members of Northern Ontario
to all levels of government in order to allow local self-determination
while establishing spiritual, cultural,social, and economic

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