Zhiibaahaasing First Nation

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Zhiibaahaasing 19A
Indian reserve
Zhiibaahaasing (Cockburn Island) Indian Reserve No. 19A
Zhiibaahaasing 19A is located in Southern Ontario
Zhiibaahaasing 19A
Zhiibaahaasing 19A
Coordinates: 45°57′N 82°53′W / 45.950°N 82.883°W / 45.950; -82.883Coordinates: 45°57′N 82°53′W / 45.950°N 82.883°W / 45.950; -82.883
Country  Canada
Province  Ontario
District Manitoulin
First Nation Zhiibaahaasing
 • Land 6.01 km2 (2.32 sq mi)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 55
 • Density 9.2/km2 (24/sq mi)

Zhiibaahaasing First Nation (formerly Cockburn Island First Nation) is a First Nation band government in the Canadian province of Ontario. It is a member of the United Chiefs and Councils of Manitoulin.

An Odawa and Ojibwe community located in the Manitoulin District, the First Nation had two distinct parcels of land: the first, on Manitoulin Island and legally designated as Zhiibaahaasing 19A, had a population of 55 in the 2011 Canadian census, and the second, located on Cockburn Island and legally designated as Zhiibaahaasing 19, had no permanent population in the same census, and has since been dissolved into Cockburn Island Township.

There has been a significant amount of controversy surrounding a stockpile of more than one million tires within the Zhiibaahaasing First Nation. Cockburn Island Tire Recycling plans to process the tires, but due to an equipment malfunction, the facility is not currently operating. Many area residents are concerned about the health and environmental consequences should there be a fire.[2] In September, 2006, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada agreed to provide funding for the removal of the tires.[3]

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  1. ^ a b "Zhiibaahaasing 19A (Cockburn Island 19A) census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 31 July 2015. 
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved September 25, 2006. 
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 16, 2007. Retrieved September 25, 2006.