Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation

Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation is an Ojibwe or Ontario Saulteaux First Nation located in Kenora District, Ontario near Nestor Falls, Ontario. Together with the Big Grassy First Nation, Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation is a successor apparent to the former Assabaska Band of Saulteaux. Total registered population in February, 2012, was 737, of which the on-reserve population was 445. The First Nation is a member of the Anishinabeg of Kabapikotawangag Resource Council, a regional tribal council that is a member of the Grand Council of Treaty 3.

ReservesEdit

 
Sabaskong Bay 35D reserve

The First Nation has for itself six reserves:

GovernanceEdit

Ojibways of Onigaming First Nation is governed by Chief Kathy Kishqueb and five Councillors: Megan Bob, Gus Copenace, Kathy Jack, Ron Kelly Sr, Shawn Kelly. Their elected two-year term ends on 08/04/2019.[1]

HistoryEdit

Seven Generations Education Institute (SGEI) is an Aboriginal-owned and controlled post-secondary institution co-founded by the ten bands in the Rainy Lake Tribal area in 1985. The ten bands are: Big Grassy, Big Island, Couchiching, Lac La Croix, Naicatchewenin, Nigigoonsiminikaaning, Ojibways of Onigaming, Rainy River, Seine River and Mitaanjigaming. Each of the ten bands appointed one member to a Board of Directors of Seven Generations Education Institute, which functions with the leadership of the Executive Director.

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Coordinates: 49°10′37″N 93°55′16″W / 49.17694°N 93.92111°W / 49.17694; -93.92111