Beausoleil First Nation

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Beausoleil First Nation
Christian Island Indian Reserve No. 30
Nickname(s): 
Chimnissing
Motto(s): 
Pride Unity Strength Vision
Beausoleil First Nation is located in Southern Ontario
Beausoleil First Nation
Beausoleil First Nation
Coordinates: 44°50′10″N 80°11′50″W / 44.83611°N 80.19722°W / 44.83611; -80.19722Coordinates: 44°50′10″N 80°11′50″W / 44.83611°N 80.19722°W / 44.83611; -80.19722
Country Canada
Province Ontario
DistrictSimcoe
First NationBeausoleil
Government
 • TypeBand Government
 • ChiefGuy Monague
 • Youth ChiefLance Copegog
 • MPsBruce Stanton
 • MPPsJill Dunlop
Area
 • Land27.45 km2 (10.60 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)[1]
 • Total614
 • Density11.7/km2 (30/sq mi)
Websitewww.chimnissing.ca

Beausoleil First Nation is an Ojibwe First Nation band government located in Simcoe County, Ontario, Canada. The main settlement of the Beausoleil First Nation is on Christian Island, Ontario, Canada in southern Georgian Bay. As of 2018, the total number of status Indians registered with the First Nation is 2,587. The on-reserve population is 614.

Reserve lands[edit]

The Beausoleil First Nations occupies three Indian reserves. Their main Indian Reserve is the Christian Island 30 Indian Reserve, consisting of Christian Island, a large island in Georgian Bay close to the communities of Penetanguishene and Midland, Ontario, along with two nearby smaller islands, Hope Island, and Beckwith Island - both uninhabited. Together with the 7.5 hectares (18.5 acres) Christian Island 30A Indian Reserve located at Cedar Point, Ontario and the shared 3.1 hectares (7.7 acres) Chippewa Island Indian Reserve located in Twelve Mile Sound, 27.5 kilometres (17.1 mi) north of Christian Island, they form the land base for the Beausoleil First Nation.

Governance[edit]

The First Nation elects their leadership through the Indian Act for a two-year term. The First Nation's council consists of a chief and six councillors. The current chief is Guy Monague, with Joanne Sandy as Chief Councillor, and Kristin Monague, Lauraine Judith Jamieson, Hank Monague, Angela Beedie and C. Susan Copegog serving as band councillors. The First Nation is a member of Ogemawahj Tribal Council, a regional Chiefs' council, and the Assembly of First Nations.

The First Nation's Youth Council serves its youth population. The current youth chief is Lance Copegog, with Avery Sandy as the deputy youth chief, and Sasha Sylvester and Robin Louttit serving as youth councillors.

Services[edit]

  • Administration
    • Communications
    • Information Technology
    • Human Resources
    • Purchasing
  • Education
  • Public Works
    • Waste Management
    • Roads Maintenance
    • Chimnissing N'biish Gamig
  • Housing
  • Social Services
    • Child and Family services
    • Christian Island Latchkey Program
    • Christian Island Youth Services
    • Guiding Lights Seniors Centre
  • Lands Management
  • Transportation
  • Economic Development
  • Health Services
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Christian Island United Church (The United Church of Canada)

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External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Christian Island 30A census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. Retrieved 25 May 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.united-church.ca