Flying Post

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Flying Post was a Hudson's Bay Company trading post[1] located on the Kukatush (variously spelled Kuckatoosh or Ahkuckootish) or Groundhog River, a tributary of the Mattagami River. The post was approximately eighty miles downriver from Kukatush or Groundhog Lake, and one hundred miles upriver from the river's junction with the Mattagami. It was approximately fifty miles northwest of Matawagamingue.[2] The post was built by Donald McKay in 1800.[3]

First Nation[edit]

Flying Post First Nation has a registered population of 162, all living off reserve. The current chief is Ray Murray.[4] The band office is located in Nipigon, Ontario.[5] The band has a 5,957.1-hectare (14,720-acre) reserve (48°31′52″N 82°1′1″W / 48.53111°N 82.01694°W / 48.53111; -82.01694), Flying Post No. 73, located 40 kilometres (25 mi) southwest of Smooth Rock Falls, Ontario.[6][7] The band is a signatory of Treaty 9 (July 16, 1906).[8]


  1. ^ Flying Post (Ontario) Hudson's Bay Company Archives
  2. ^ Report of E.B. Borron, Stipendiary Magistrate, on Part of the Basin of Hudson's Bay Belonging to the Province of Ontario. Borron, E. B. (Edward Barnes). Printed by C.B. Robinson, by order of the Legislative Assembly, 1883
  3. ^ (METIS) More McKay, Stanley Hulme on
  4. ^ Wabun First Nation Profiles, Wabun Tribal Council
  5. ^ First Nation Detail - Flying Post Indian and Northern Affairs Canada
  6. ^ First Nation Connectivity Profile - Flying Post Aboriginal Canada Profile
  7. ^ "Flying Post 73". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2011-11-06. 
  8. ^ Our History, Flying Post First Nation (