Zhiibaahaasing First Nation

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Zhiibaahaasing 19A
Zhiibaahaasing (Cockburn Island) Indian Reserve No. 19A
Map of Southern Ontario with a dot at the location of the Zhiibaahaasing First Nation
Map of Southern Ontario with a dot at the location of the Zhiibaahaasing First Nation
Zhiibaahaasing 19A
Location of the Zhiibaahaasing First Nation on a map of Southern Ontario
Coordinates: 45°56′38″N 82°52′41″W / 45.94389°N 82.87806°W / 45.94389; -82.87806Coordinates: 45°56′38″N 82°52′41″W / 45.94389°N 82.87806°W / 45.94389; -82.87806[1]
Country Canada
Province Ontario
DistrictManitoulin
First NationZhiibaahaasing
Area
 • Land6.087 km2 (2.350 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[3]
 • Total55
 • Density9.3/km2 (24/sq mi)

Zhiibaahaasing First Nation (formerly Cockburn Island First Nation) is a First Nation band government in the Canadian province of Ontario.[4][5] 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 has two distinct parcels of land.[2] The first, on Manitoulin Island and legally designated as Zhiibaahaasing 19A,[1] had a population of 55 in the 2011 Canadian Census[6] and 55 in the 2016 Canadian Census.[3] The second, located on Cockburn Island and legally designated as Zhiibaahaasing 19,[7] had no permanent population in the same census.[8] For census purposes, Zhiibaahaasing 19 has been dissolved into the township municipality of Cockburn Island;[9] however, the reserve land itself is still set aside for the Zhiibaahaasing First Nation.[2][5][7] The two reserves have a total area of 958.3 hectares (2,368 acres); the Infobox for this article lists only the area for Zhiibaahaasing 19A, 608.70 hectares (1,504.1 acres).[2]

There was a significant amount of controversy surrounding a stockpile of more than one million tires within the Zhiibaahaasing First Nation. Cockburn Island Tire Recycling planned to process the tires, but due to an equipment malfunction, tires were stockpiled while the facility was not operating. Many area residents were concerned about the health and environmental consequences should there be a tire fire.[10] In September, 2006, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada agreed to provide funding for the removal of the tires.[11]

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  1. ^ a b "Zhiibaahaasing 19A". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  2. ^ a b c d "Reserves/Settlements/Villages". First Nation Profiles - Zhiibaahaasing First Nation. Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Development Canada. 2019-04-09. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  3. ^ a b "Census Profile, 2016 Census". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  4. ^ "Toporama (on-line map and search)". Atlas of Canada. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  5. ^ a b "Ontario Geonames GIS (on-line map and search)". Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. 2014. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  6. ^ "Zhiibaahaasing 19A (Cockburn Island 19A) census profile". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 31 July 2015.
  7. ^ a b "Zhiibaahaasing 19". Geographical Names Data Base. Natural Resources Canada. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  8. ^ "Zhiibaahaasing 19 (Cockburn Island 19) census profile". 2011 Canadian Census. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  9. ^ "Annual changes to census subdivision codes, names and types, between 2006 and 2011, by province and territory, and by year". Standard Geographical Classification (SGC) 2011. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2020-10-15.
  10. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved September 25, 2006.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  11. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on February 16, 2007. Retrieved September 25, 2006.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)