Curve Lake First Nation

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Curve Lake 35A reserve

The Curve Lake First Nation is a Mississauga Ojibway First Nation located in Peterborough County of Ontario. The Curve Lake First Nation occupies three reserves; Curve Lake First Nation 35, Curve Lake 35A, and Islands in the Trent Waters Indian Reserve 36A. The last of these reserves is shared with the Hiawatha First Nation and the Scugog First Nation. The Curve Lake First Nation registered a population on these three reserves of 741, with an additional 1,050 registered band members living off-reserve.


The Curve Lake Anishinaabe (Ojibway) community trace their origins to 1829 when a small band settled around Curve Lake and Mud Lake. The community officially became a reserve in 1837. Mud Lake Band #35, became Curve Lake First Nation in 1964, with the Mud Lake 35 Indian Reserve becoming the Curve Lake First Nation 35 Indian Reserve.


The people of Curve Lake First Nation elect their leadership through the Act Electoral System for a two-year term. Changed to a three-year term as of September 2015. The First Nation's council consists of a chief and eight councillors. The current chief is Phyllis Williams. The councillors are Vanessa Boudreault, Ted Coppaway, Jeffrey Jacobs, Jonas Knott, Keith Knott, Arnold Taylor, Shane Taylor, and Lorenzo Whetung. Their two-year term began in June 2012.


  • Education
  • Health and Family Services
  • Economic Development
  • Capital Projects
  • Public Works
  • Membership
  • Lands
  • Curve Lake Community Gaming Revenue Fund
  • Employment Resource Centre

Notable people[edit]

  • Kennetch Charlette - Cree actor
  • Norman Knott - Canadian Painter
  • Patti Shaughnessy - Canadian Actor
  • Sean Conway - Canadian Musician
  • Elsie Knott - First Woman Chief in Canada
  • Drew Hayden Taylor - Canadian columnist and playwright

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Coordinates: 44°27′42″N 78°22′14″W / 44.4616°N 78.3706°W / 44.4616; -78.3706