Chippewas of the Thames First Nation

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Chippewas of the Thames First Nation 42
Indian reserve
Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Indian Reserve No. 42
Chippewas of the Thames First Nation 42 is located in Southern Ontario
Chippewas of the Thames First Nation 42
Chippewas of the Thames First Nation 42
Coordinates: 42°50′N 81°29′W / 42.833°N 81.483°W / 42.833; -81.483Coordinates: 42°50′N 81°29′W / 42.833°N 81.483°W / 42.833; -81.483
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
County Middlesex
First Nation Chippewas of the Thames
Formed 1819
Government
 • Chief Joe Miskokomon
 • Federal riding Lambton—Kent—Middlesex
 • Prov. riding Lambton—Kent—Middlesex
Area[1]
 • Land 39.11 km2 (15.10 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 762
 • Density 19.5/km2 (51/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Postal Code N0L
Area code(s) 519 and 226
Website www.cottfn.com

Chippewas of the Thames First Nation is an Anishinaabe (Ojibway) First Nations band government located 24 kilometres (15 mi) west of St. Thomas, in southwest Ontario, Canada. Their land base is the 3,652.60 hectares (9,025.8 acres) Chippewas of the Thames First Nation 42 reserve, which almost entirely surrounds the separate reserve of Munsee-Delaware 1. As of January 2014, their registered population is 2,738 people with 957 living on reserve.

History[edit]

In 1763, Chief Seckas of the Thames River brought 170 warriors to the siege of Detroit during Pontiac's uprising. The reserve was established in 1819, as part of a treaty by which the Chippewas of the Thames agreed to share 552,000 acres (2,234 km²) of land with the British for an annuity of £600 and the establishment of two reserves, of which reserve no. 42 is the larger. In 1840 the Chippewas reached an agreement with the Munsee-Delaware Nation to the allow the Munsee to live on 1 square mile near the Thames river. The Munsee portion of the reserve became part of the new Munsee-Delaware Nation No. 1 reserve in 1967.

Governance[edit]

Chippewas of the Thames First Nation's Chief and Council are elected officials who serve a two (2) year term of office. The current elected officials are Chief R.K. "Joe" Miskokomon, and Councillors G. Clinton Albert, Beverly Deleary, Nancy Deleary, Larry French, H. Rawleigh Grosbeck, Sr., George E. Henry, Myeengun (Arnold "Allan") Henry, Shane Henry, Felicia Huff, Warren Huff, Betsy Kechego and Darlene Whitecalf. Their elected term concludes on 07/27/2015.

Demographics[edit]

In April 2004, the Chippewas of the Thames First Nation had a registered population of 2221, of whom 876 lived on the reserve. By January 2011, the Nation had a total registered population of 2462, of whom 911 lived on the reserve.[2]

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Chippewas of the Thames First Nation 42 community profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-02-18. 
  2. ^ Indian and Northern Affairs Canada - First Nation Profiles: Registered Population Chippewas of the Thames First Nation
  3. ^ "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-18.