Aroland First Nation
|• Land||3.21 km2 (1.24 sq mi)|
|• Density||112.5/km2 (291/sq mi)|
Aroland First Nation (2006 Population 325) is an Ojibwa and Oji-Cree First Nation within the Nishnawbe Aski Nation Territory and a signatory to Treaty 9, located in the Thunder Bay District approximately 20 kilometres west of Nakina. Aroland First Nation, has Indian reserve status, though the settlement itself is not a reserve. The Aroland First Nation is also a member of the Matawa First Nations Tribal Council.
Located along the Canadian National Railway line, the community was originally named after the Arrow Land and Logging Company, which operated in the area from 1933 to 1941. Aroland First Nation's members are former members of the Long Lake 58 First Nation, Long Lac 77 First Nation (now Ginoogaming First Nation), Fort Hope First Nation (now Eabametoong First Nation), Marten Falls First Nation, and Fort William First Nation. In 1972, the settlement briefly was recorded as Aroland 83 Indian Reserve.
The current Chief is Dorothy Towedo, who is serving along with seven other Councillors: John Atlookan Sr., Sheldon Atlookan, Mark Bell, Krista Bouchard, Margaret Matasawagon, Lucien Mendowagon and Samson Meshake.
- Aroland First Nation website
- Map of Aroland
- Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada profile
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