Oxford House, Manitoba
Oxford House is a First Nations Cree community in Northern Manitoba, located on the Oxford House 24 Indian Reserve. According to the web site of the Bunibonibee Cree Nation, "Oxford House was originally one of the trading posts set up by the Hudson's Bay Company, en route to Norway House. People from nearby areas, as far as York Factory, moved to the trading site and formed the community of Oxford House. The main dialect spoken is Cree. The United Church played a major role in the development of the community. The ministers and their wives were the first nurses and teachers. Oxford House officially became a community in 1798. The community is located along the Eastern shoreline of Oxford Lake at the mouth of Hayes River, 950 kilometres (590 mi) North of Winnipeg." Oxford House has a high school, a nursing station and a Royal Canadian Mounted Police detachment.
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