Taykwa Tagamou Nation
Taykwa Tagamou Nation, formerly known as New Post First Nation, is a Cree First Nations band government whose reserve community is located in the Cochrane District in Ontario, Canada, along the Abitibi River. As of March, 2012, they had a total registered population of 440 people, of which 123 people lived on their own reserves.
The Nation is governed by a Custom Electoral System, in with a Chief and four Councillors are elected for a four-year term. The current council consists of Chief Dwight Sutherland, Deputy Chief Roger Archibald, and Councillors Bruce Archibald, Peter Archibald, Irene Linklater and Melissa Archibald Their term of office expires on September 29, 2017.
As a signatory to Treaty 9, the First Nation is member of Mushkegowuk Council, a non-political Regional Chiefs Council and Nishnawbe Aski Nation, a Tribal Political Organisation representing most all of the First Nations in northern Ontario.
Taykwa Tagamou Nation have reserved for themselves two reserves:
- 2,072 hectares (5,120 acres) New Post 69
- 116.80 hectares (288.6 acres) New Post 69A, which serves as their main reserve
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