Pays Plat First Nation

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Pays Plat Reserve

Pays Plat First Nation is a small reserve community located near Rossport, Ontario, Canada, about 175 kilometres (109 mi) northeast of Thunder Bay. The Pays Plat Reserve is in the boundaries of the territory described the Robinson-Superior Treaty in 1850. The community is located along Highway 17.


The Ojibway people living on the North Shore of Lake Superior (ancestors of Pays Plat First Nations people) survived by hunting, trapping, fishing, and gathering food. The area was heavily involved in the fur trade, and the ancestors living near what is now called Pays Plat were key in trapping for furs. Pays Plat was named by French traders and means flat land, named after the fact that it is flat land between two mountains.

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