Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation

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Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation
Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation is located in Manitoba
Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation
Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation
Location of Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation in Manitoba
Coordinates: 50°33′09″N 100°18′06″W / 50.552598°N 100.301743°W / 50.552598; -100.301743Coordinates: 50°33′09″N 100°18′06″W / 50.552598°N 100.301743°W / 50.552598; -100.301743
Country Canada
Province Manitoba
Region Westman
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) Central (CDT) (UTC-5)

Keeseekoowenin Ojibway First Nation has their main population located near Elphinstone, Manitoba on (IR) 61 which is located south of Riding Mountain National Park. They are sometimes referred to as the Riding Mountain Band. The main reserve is surrounded by territory of the Rural Municipality of Yellowhead, in whose northeastern portion it lies. The band also have IR 61A located within the National Park. There is also a third and smaller reserve known as IR 61B. This reserve is located on Bottle Lake.[1][2]


The reserve was established around Riding Mountain House, a trading post of the Hudson's Bay Company that operated from 1860 until 1895.[3][4] The group takes their name from Keeseekoowenin, who was Chief when they moved to the reserve in 1875.[5]


  1. ^ "Keeseekoowenin". Indian and Northern Affairs Canada. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  2. ^ "Keeseekoowenin". Aboriginal Canada Portal. Retrieved 2011-10-14. 
  3. ^ "RIDING MOUNTAIN BIOSPHERE RESERVE Periodic Review Report" (PDF). 2000. pp. 18–19. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  4. ^ Trevor E. Lockhart (2000). "Water Management Issues in the Turtle River Watershed Conservation District" (PDF). National Library of Canada. Retrieved 2011-10-24. 
  5. ^ Neufeld, Peter Lorenz (1994). "KEESEEKOOWENIN". In Cook, Ramsay; Hamelin, Jean. Dictionary of Canadian Biography. XIII (1901–1910) (online ed.). University of Toronto Press.