Doncaster, Quebec

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Doncaster
Indian reserve
Doncaster is located in Quebec
Doncaster
Doncaster
Coordinates: 46°09′N 74°07′W / 46.150°N 74.117°W / 46.150; -74.117Coordinates: 46°09′N 74°07′W / 46.150°N 74.117°W / 46.150; -74.117
Country  Canada
Province  Quebec
Region Laurentides
Regional County n/a
Established August 9, 1853
Government
 • Type Indian Reserve
 • Federal riding Laurentides—Labelle
 • Prov. riding Bertrand
Area[1][2]
 • Total 78.00 km2 (30.12 sq mi)
 • Land 76.13 km2 (29.39 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Total 4
 • Density 0.05/km2 (0.1/sq mi)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Doncaster (officially designated as Doncaster 17 by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada) is a Mohawk Indian Reserve in the Laurentides region of Quebec, Canada. It belongs to the Mohawk First Nation, specifically the people of the reserves at Kanesatake and Kahnewake.[3]

The reserve is located some 30 kilometres (19 mi) east of Mont-Tremblant in the geographic township Doncaster, named after the town in England. It is uninhabited or occasionally sparsely inhabited, and used only as a hunting and fishing territory.[4]

History[edit]

On August 30, 1851, the act was authorized to set apart lands in Lower Canada for the use and benefit of the Seven Nations, First Nation tribes. Two years later on August 9, 1853, the Governor General in Council approved the distribution list as proposed by the Commissioner of Crown Lands, John Rolph. According to that list, the "Indians of Caughnawaga (Kahnawake) and lake Deux Montagnes" (Kanesatake) were allotted the south-east quarter of the township of Doncaster, behind the township of Wexford. The area indicated was 16,000 acres (65 km2).[5]

Demographics[edit]

Population:[6]

  • Population in 2006: n/a
  • Population in 2001: n/a
  • Population in 1996: 0
  • Population in 1991: 4

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Doncaster". Répertoire des municipalités (in French). Ministère des Affaires municipales, des Régions et de l'Occupation du territoire. Retrieved 2012-10-26. 
  2. ^ "Doncaster, Quebec (Code 2478802) census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2012-10-26. 
  3. ^ Government of Canada - Aboriginal Communities - DONCASTER 17 Archived December 4, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ "Doncaster (Réserve indienne)" (in French). Commission de toponymie du Québec. Retrieved 2009-09-15. 
  5. ^ Natural Resources Canada - Legal Surveys Division, Historical Review - Doncaster Archived July 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Statistics Canada: 1996, 2001, 2006 census