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Pays Plat First Nation

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Pays Plat First Nation

Pays Plat 51
Indian reserve
Pays Plat 51 Indian Reserve
Pays Plat 51 is located in Ontario
Pays Plat 51
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
District Thunder Bay
First Nation Pays Plat
 • Land 2.19 km2 (0.85 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 75
 • Density 34.3/km2 (89/sq mi)
Website [2]

Pays Plat First Nation is a small First Nation reserve community located near Rossport, Ontario, Canada, about 175 kilometres (109 mi) northeast of Thunder Bay. The Pays Plat 51 Reserve is in the boundaries of the territory described in the Robinson-Superior Treaty of 1850. The community is located along Highway 17.


  • History 1
  • Chief and Council 2
  • External links 3
  • References 4


The Ojibway people living on the North Shore of Lake Superior (ancestors of Pays Plat First Nations people) survived by hunting, trapping, fishing, and gathering food. The area was heavily involved in the fur trade, and the ancestors living near what is now called Pays Plat were key in trapping for furs. Pays Plat was named by French traders and means flat land, named after the fact that it is flat land between two mountains.

Chief and Council

External links

  • Official Website
  • Pays Plat (on Highway 17) - Ontario Highway 11 Homepage


  1. ^ a b "Pays Plat 51 census profile".  
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