Wahnapitae First Nation

Wahnapitae 11
Indian reserve
Wahnapitae Indian Reserve No. 11
Wahnapitae 11 is located in City of Greater Sudbury
Wahnapitae 11
Wahnapitae 11
Wahnapitae 11 is located in Ontario
Wahnapitae 11
Wahnapitae 11
Coordinates:46°46.5′N 80°50′W / 46.7750°N 80.833°W / 46.7750; -80.833Coordinates:46°46.5′N 80°50′W / 46.7750°N 80.833°W / 46.7750; -80.833
Country Canada
Province Ontario
DistrictGreater Sudbury[1]
First NationWahnapitae
 • Land10.63 km2 (4.10 sq mi)
 • Total102
 • Density9.6/km2 (25/sq mi)

The Wahnapitae is an Ojibway First Nation band government in the Canadian province of Ontario, who primarily reside on the 1,036 hectares (2,560 acres) Wahnapitae Indian Reserve No. 11 on the northwestern shore of Lake Wanapitei. The First Nation is a signatory to the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850 as the Tahgaiwenene's Band. The reserve had a resident population of 102 in the Canada 2011 Census;[3] the First Nation also has approximately 200 further registered members who currently live off-reserve.

The reserve is an enclave located entirely within the city boundaries of Greater Sudbury, although it is not legally or politically part of the city. However, the reserve is considered part of Greater Sudbury's Census Metropolitan Area and its census division, and for postal delivery and telephone exchange purposes the reserve is within the service area of the Greater Sudbury neighbourhood of Capreol.

The main business on the reserve is Rocky's, a bar and restaurant with camping facilities and snowmobiling trails which is popular with recreational and permanent residents of the Lake Wanapitei area.

The reserve also should not be confused with the neighbourhood of Wahnapitae within the city of Greater Sudbury.


The First Nation is a member of the Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations, a regional tribal council. Council consists of an elected five positions. Nominations for position of chief and four positions of council are held.


  1. ^ not legally or politically part of Greater Sudbury, but considered part of its census subdivision
  2. ^ a b "Wahnapitae 11 census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 25 July 2015.
  3. ^ Statistics Canada. 2012. Wahnapitei 11, Ontario (Code 3553040) and Ontario (Code 35) (table). Census Profile. 2011 Census. Statistics Canada Catalogue no. 98-316-XWE. Ottawa. Released February 8, 2012.

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