Ginoogaming First Nation – Ginoogaming First Nation (GFN) is negotiating with Ontario and Canada for compensation to the land that it was entitled to under Treaty 9, which it signed in 1906, but did not receive.
Ontario will provide GFN with compensation land while Canada will provide financial compensation for GFN’s loss of use of the land since 1906.
GFN’s TLE “shortfall” is up to 11.4 square miles, or 7,296 acres. Ontario is prepared to transfer land to make up this shortfall.
The map below shows GFN in purple. GFN’s current land base is 27 square miles, or 68 square kilometres.
The GFN Technical Lands Working Group will coordinate meetings with GFN band members both on- and off-reserve.
GFN band members will be asked to start the Land Selection Process by selecting their areas of interest on maps.
Areas of interest include: residential lands, economic development lands, and also cultural lands (to protect hunting, fishing, and other cultural sites).
Tuesday, May 14: Thunder Bay (233 South Court Street, Matawa First Nations Management) 4pm-7pm
Wednesday May 15: Hornepayne (Hornepayne Legion Branch 194, 48 Sixth Avenue) 4pm-7pm
Thursday May 16: Ginoogaming First Nation Training Centre 4pm-7pm
For more information, GFN members may contact the GFN TLE Negotiation Committee:
Chief Celia Echum
Wally McKay, Lead Negotiator
Greg Johnson, Legal Representative
Maurice Waboose, GFN Council Liaison
Peter Rasevych, Ecdev & Communications
Calvin Taylor, Lands & Resources
Elizabeth Ferris, Woman Representative
Victor Chapais, Elder Representative
Sheri Taylor, GFN Council Liaison
Debbie Charles, GFN TLE Administration
GFN Band Office:
GFN Timber Claim Trust Office:
(807) 876-1678 or cell (807) 854-8536
Door prizes, refreshments, and dinner will be provided at all sessions.