Missanabie First Nation
The traditional territory of the Missanabie Cree First Nation is centred around Missinaibi Lake, Dog Lake, and Wabatongushi Lake. The Missanabie Cree have occupied this area and have utilized its rich resources to provide for their physical, cultural, economic, and spiritual well-being.
Although recognized as a band, the Missanabie Cree have never been provided reserve land under the terms of Treaty #9. In 1996, under their specific claims policy, Canada finally accepted their treaty land entitlement claim for negotiation. Negotiations are also ongoing with the government of Ontario for a transfer of land, which will eventually be created into a reserve for the use and benefit of the Missanabie Cree.
The Missanabie Cree have established their head office in Sault Ste. Marie, and provide a limited range of programs and services to their membership. While continuing to negotiate toward the establishment of their reserve lands, the Missanabie Cree are also working toward the development of a vibrant, self-sustaining community in their homeland.