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North Caribou Lake First Nation

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North Caribou Lake First Nation

North Caribou Lake First Nation or Weagamow First Nation, sometimes also known as Round Lake First Nation, is an Oji-Cree First Nation located in Kenora District in northern Ontario, Canada. It is approximately 320 km or 202 air miles north of Sioux Lookout, Ontario. As of January 2008, the First Nation had a registered population of 928 people, of which their on-Reserve population was 677.


Though the First Nation's official name registered with the Indian and Northern Affairs Canada is "North Caribou Lake First Nation," the Nation is located on Weagamow Lake, thus also known as "Weangamow First Nation" or by the literal translation of the Oji-Cree word Wiyaagamaa—"Round Lake."


The First Nation elect their officials through a Custom Electoral System, consisting of a Chief and five councillors. The current Chief is Jowin Quequish, whose term began in late 2009, as he was the elder councillor, the current elder councillor had passed Thomas Adams, in late 2009. The Nation's council is headed by Cornelius Benson, with the other four councillors being Swanson Kenequanash, Jake Williams, Paul Johnup, and Harry Sakchekapo.

As a signatory to the 1929 Adhesion to Treaty No. 9, North Caribou Lake First Nation is a member of the Windigo First Nations Council, a Regional Chiefs Council, and Nishnawbe Aski Nation, a Tribal Political Organization that represents majority of First Nation governments in northern Canada. Signatories for the Nation, July 18, 1930, were Apin Kakapeness, Jonas Wasakimik, Samuel Sawanis, John Quequeish, Patrick Kakekayash, and Senia Sakchekapow, all of whom signed in Syllabic.


The First Nation have reserved for themselves the 9172.3 ha Weagamow Lake Indian Reserve 87. The community of Weagamow Lake, Ontario, is located on this Indian Reserve.

External links

  • AANDC profile
  • profile at Windigo First Nations

Coordinates: 52°57′25″N 91°16′19″W / 52.95694°N 91.27194°W / 52.95694; -91.27194

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