Moose Deer Point First Nation

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Moose Point 79
Indian reserve
Moose Point Indian Reserve No. 79
Moose Point 79 is located in Southern Ontario
Moose Point 79
Moose Point 79
Coordinates: 44°42′N 79°18′W / 44.700°N 79.300°W / 44.700; -79.300Coordinates: 44°42′N 79°18′W / 44.700°N 79.300°W / 44.700; -79.300
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
District Municipality Muskoka
First Nation Moose Deer Point
Area[1]
 • Land 2.67 km2 (1.03 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 210
 • Density 78.7/km2 (204/sq mi)
Website moosedeerpoint.com

Moose Deer Point First Nation is a Potawatomi First Nation in the District Municipality of Muskoka, Ontario. It has a reserve called Moose Point 79. The reserve is located along Twelve Mile Bay.

Members of Moose Deer Point are descended from settlers from the American Mid-West whom arrived in Southern Ontario (Beausoleil Island on Georgian Bay) in the 1830s and later arrived in the area.[2] The reserve was surveyed in 1917.[2]

Government[edit]

The reserve is led by band council consisting of a Chief and four councilors.[3] The council is supported by an administrator, finance officer and clerical staff.

Services[edit]

Basic services offered to reserve residents include:[4]

  • Children Services
  • Elders Services
  • Health Services
  • Education
  • Social Services
  • Recreation
  • Economic Development
  • Water Services
  • Fire Services - one station with man by volunteers in Gordons Bay; supported by two fire trucks
  • Maintenance

For more advance medical services are available from Georgian Bay General Hospital in Penetanguishene, Ontario or Huntsville District Memorial Hospital in Huntsville, Ontario.

Transportation[edit]

Twelve Mile Bay Road is the main road in the reserve and makes connections to Ontario Highway 400.

Local roads on reserve:

  • Williams Wharf Road
  • Ogemawahj Road
  • Mitawbik Road
  • Moose Deer Point Marina Road
  • Bloody Bay Road
  • Harrison Trail
  • Lagoon Road

Water access to the area are made by boats from Moose Deer Point Marina.

Communities[edit]

  • King Bay - residential area located near Big David Bay
  • Isaac Bay - residential area along Twelve Mile Bay
  • Gordons Bay - main hub with commercial, recreational and administration services along Twelve Mile Bay

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