Beausoleil First Nation

Beausoleil First Nation
First Nations reserve
Christian Island Indian Reserve No. 30
Nickname(s): 
Chimnissing
Motto(s): 
Pride Unity Strength Vision
Beausoleil First Nation is located in Southern Ontario
Beausoleil First Nation
Beausoleil First Nation
Coordinates:44°50′10″N 80°11′50″W / 44.83611°N 80.19722°W / 44.83611; -80.19722Coordinates:44°50′10″N 80°11′50″W / 44.83611°N 80.19722°W / 44.83611; -80.19722
Country Canada
Province Ontario
DistrictSimcoe
First NationBeausoleil
Government
 • TypeBand Government
 • ChiefJoanne Sandy
Area
 • Land27.45 km2 (10.60 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total614
 • Density11.7/km2 (30/sq mi)
Websitewww.chimnissing.ca

Beausoleil First Nation is an Ojibwe First Nation band government located in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. The main settlement of the Beausoleil First Nation is on Christian Island, Ontario, Canada in southern Georgian Bay. As of 2018, the total number of status Indians registered with the First Nation is 2,587. The on-reserve population is 614.

Reserve lands

The Beausoleil First Nation occupies three Indian reserves. Their main First Nations Reserve is the Christian Island 30 Indian Reserve, consisting of Christian Island, a large island in Georgian Bay close to the communities of Penetanguishene and Midland, Ontario, along with two nearby smaller islands, Hope Island, and Beckwith Island - both uninhabited. Together with the 7.5 hectares (18.5 acres) Christian Island 30A Indian Reserve located at Cedar Point, Ontario and the shared 3.1 hectares (7.7 acres) Chippewa Island Indian Reserve located in Twelve Mile Sound, 27.5 kilometres (17.1 mi) north of Christian Island, they form the land base for the Beausoleil First Nation.

Governance

The First Nation elects their leadership through the Indian Act for a two-year term. The First Nation's council consists of a chief and six councillors. The current chief is Joanne Sandy. The First Nation is a member of Ogemawahj Tribal Council, a regional Chiefs' council, and the Assembly of First Nations.

Services

  • Administration
    • Communications
    • Information Technology
    • Human Resources
    • Purchasing
  • Education
  • Public Works
    • Waste Management
    • Roads Maintenance
    • Chimnissing N'biish Gamig
  • Housing
  • Social Services
    • Child and Family services
    • Christian Island Latchkey Program
    • Christian Island Youth Services
    • Guiding Lights Seniors Centre
  • Lands Management
  • Transportation
  • Economic Development
  • Health Services
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Department
  • Christian Island United Church

References

  1. ^ a b "Christian Island 30A census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 25 May 2015.

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Location map of Southern Ontario, Canada.

Equirectangular projection, N/S stretching 155%. Geographic limits of the map:

  • N: 46.4° N
  • S: 41.4° N
  • W: 84.7° W
  • E: 74.0° W
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Wawadit'la, also known as Mungo Martin House, a Kwakwaka'wakw "big house", with heraldic pole. Built by Chief Mungo Martin in 1953. Located at Thunderbird Park in Victoria, British Columbia.