Chippewas of the Thames First Nation
|Chippewas of the Thames First Nation 42|
|Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Indian Reserve No. 42|
|First Nation||Chippewas of the Thames|
|• Chief||Leslee White-Eye|
|• Federal riding||Lambton—Kent—Middlesex|
|• Prov. riding||Lambton—Kent—Middlesex|
|• Land||39.11 km2 (15.10 sq mi)|
|• Density||19.5/km2 (51/sq mi)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|Area code(s)||519 and 226|
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.
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.
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 Leslee White-Eye, and Councillors G. Clinton Albert, Raymond Deleary, Jacqueline French, Larry French, Carolyn Henry, George E. Henry, Myeengun (Arnold "Allan") Henry, Murray II Kechego, Betsy Kechego and Darlene Whitecalf. Their elected term concludes on 07/27/2018.
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.
|Canada census – Chippewas of the Thames FN 42 community profile|
|Population:||747 (% from 2001)|
|Land area:||39.11 km2 (15.10 sq mi)|
|Population density:||19.1/km2 (49/sq mi)|
|Median age:||33.4 (M: 30.5, F: 34.8)|
|Total private dwellings:||288|
|Median household income:||$27,200|
- "Chippewas of the Thames First Nation 42 community profile". 2011 Census data. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
- Indian and Northern Affairs Canada - First Nation Profiles: Registered Population Chippewas of the Thames First Nation
- "2006 Community Profiles". Canada 2006 Census. Statistics Canada. March 30, 2011. Retrieved 2011-02-18.
|Southwest Middlesex||Thames River
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