Lennox Island 1 is located in Prince Edward Island
Lennox Island 1
Lennox Island 1 in Prince Edward Island

Lennox Island 1 is a Mi'kmaq reserve located in Prince County, Prince Edward Island. In the 2016 Census, the reserve has 323 residents.[1]

Lennox Island 1 comprises the entirety of the island named Lennox Island.

It is administratively part of the Lennox Island First Nation.

HistoryEdit

The Mi'kmaq have inhabited the lands comprising present-day Prince Edward Island for over 10,000 years.[2]

The reserve named Lennox Island 1 is notable for being the first reserve in Canada owned by its people, having been purchased in 1878 by the Aboriginal Protection Society.[3]

In 1973 the Lennox Island Bridge opened, connecting the island to Prince Edward Island.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Lennox Island 1 Census Profile". Statistics Canada.
  2. ^ "Pan-Canadian Community Development Learning Network Profile of Effective Practice:Lennox Island First Nation" (PDF). The Canadian CED Network.
  3. ^ "Pan-Canadian Community Development Learning Network Profile of Effective Practice:Lennox Island First Nation" (PDF). The Canadian CED Network.

Coordinates: 46°36′53″N 63°51′14″W / 46.61472°N 63.85389°W / 46.61472; -63.85389 (Lennox Island 1, Prince Edward Island)