Biinjitiwabik Zaaging Anishnabek First Nation

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The Biinjitiwaabik Zaaging Anishinaabek (formerly known as Rocky Bay First Nation) is an Ojibway First Nation band government in Northwestern Ontario, Canada. Their territory is located on the Rocky Bay 1 reserve in Greenstone, Ontario, bordering on the community of Macdiarmid. In October 2008, they had a total registered population of 678 people, of which 327 people lived on their own Indian reserve. The Nation is led by Chief Melvin Hardy. The council is a member of Nokiiwin Tribal Council, a Regional Chiefs' Council, and is member of Union of Ontario Indians, a Tribal Political Organization. The First Nation is also a member of Waaskiinaysay Ziibi Inc., an economic development corporation made up of five Lake Nipigon First Nations.

Rocky Bay 1
Rocky Bay Indian Reserve No. 1
Rocky Bay community centre
Rocky Bay community centre
Rocky Bay 1 is located in Ontario
Rocky Bay 1
Rocky Bay 1
Coordinates: 49°26′N 88°08′W / 49.433°N 88.133°W / 49.433; -88.133Coordinates: 49°26′N 88°08′W / 49.433°N 88.133°W / 49.433; -88.133
Country Canada
Province Ontario
DistrictThunder Bay
First NationBiinjitiwabik Zaaging Anishinabek
 • Land0.41 km2 (0.16 sq mi)
 • Total182
 • Density441.6/km2 (1,144/sq mi)


The first nation's television series Spirit Bay was filmed here in the 1980s. A modern school in Rocky Bay has been named the "Spirit Bay School" after the series.

In June 1994, the Chiefs at the Anishinabek Grand Council on the Rocky Bay First Nation, directed that the Education Directorate formally establish the Anishinabek Education Institute (AEI) in accordance with the post secondary education model that was submitted and ratified. (Res. 94/13)


  1. ^ a b "Rocky Bay 1 census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 18 June 2015.

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