Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek First Nation

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The Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabek (formerly known as Sand Point First Nation, and occasionally known as Bingwi Neyaashi Anishinaabeg) is an Ojibwa First Nation in Northwestern Ontario, Canada.

Their traditional territory is the Sand Point, located on the south east shores of Lake Nipigon, in Greenstone near Fairloch, formerly occupied by the Lake Nipigon Provincial Park. In October 2008, they had a total registered population of 185 people, of which only four people lived on Sand Point. As of 01/01/2014, the total registered population is 251 members.

The Nation is led by Chief Laura Airns. The council is a member of Nokiiwin Tribal Council, a Regional Chiefs' Council, and is member of Union of Ontario Indians, a tribal political organization. The First Nation is also a member of Waaskiinaysay Ziibi Inc., an economic development corporation made up of five Lake Nipigon First Nations.

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Coordinates: 49°29′00″N 88°08′00″W / 49.48333°N 88.13333°W / 49.48333; -88.13333