Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation

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Roseau River No. 2
Roseau River No. 2 is located in Manitoba
Roseau River No. 2
Roseau River No. 2
Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation
Coordinates: 49°10′04″N 97°15′58″W / 49.16778°N 97.26611°W / 49.16778; -97.26611Coordinates: 49°10′04″N 97°15′58″W / 49.16778°N 97.26611°W / 49.16778; -97.26611
Country Canada
Province Manitoba
Area
 • Total21.99 km2 (8.49 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total558
Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation
Zoong-gi-dah Anishinabe
TreatyTreaty 1[2]
HeadquartersGinew, Manitoba
Government
ChiefCraig Alexander[3]

Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation (Ojibwe: Zoong-gi-dah Anishinabe) is a First Nation in southern Manitoba, Canada, situated around the Roseau River.

Its main reserve is Roseau River No. 2.

History[edit]

The people of Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation have a long history in the area of the Pembina and Red River Valleys in Manitoba, Minnesota, and North Dakota. The Roseau River people had a long history with a clan system which assigned different responsibilities to various clans and societies. As a collective these people were known in Ojibwe as the Zoong-gi-dah Anishinabe.[4]

With the arrival of Europeans in the area, they were first called the Pembina Band due to their location in the Pembina Valley.[4] However, as more and more settlers arrived and pushed the people away from their original lands to hunt they gradually abandoned these lands.[4] Eventually with the signing of Treaty 1 on 3 August 1971, a grouping was given the peoples around the Roseau River where the community is now located.[4]

The community had to be evacuated in 1997, 2009, and 2011 as a result of flooding which cut off road access to the community.[4] The community is protected by a ring dike which has prevented large inundation of the community during these floods.[4]

Reserve lands[edit]

It has a registered population of 2,152 individuals.

The First Nation has three reserves:

Roseau River No. 2 & 2A are located approximately 40 kilometres (25 mi) apart, and about approximately 80 kilometres (50 mi) south of Winnipeg.

Leadership[edit]

Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation is a member of the Dakota Ojibway Tribal Council. The current Chief and Council are: Chief Craig Alexander; Councillor Alfred Hayden, Councillor Terrance Nelson, Councillor June Thomas and Councillor Max Seenie.[3]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2021-07-15.
  2. ^ "Roseau River Anishinaabe First Nation » Treaty One Development Corporation".
  3. ^ a b "Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation". Treaty 1 Development Corporation. Retrieved 2021-07-15.
  4. ^ a b c d e f "Ginew Wellness Centre: Our Community". Ginew Wellness Centre. Retrieved 2021-07-15.