Sandy Bay First Nation is an Ojibway/mixed-blood First Nation in Manitoba, Canada. As of the 2016 Canadian Census, it had a population of 2,515.[1]

Sandy Bay First Nation

Marius, Manitoba
Sandy Bay First Nation is located in Manitoba
Sandy Bay First Nation
Sandy Bay First Nation
Sandy Bay First Nation is located in Canada
Sandy Bay First Nation
Sandy Bay First Nation
Coordinates: 50°33′1″N 98°39′57″W / 50.55028°N 98.66583°W / 50.55028; -98.66583Coordinates: 50°33′1″N 98°39′57″W / 50.55028°N 98.66583°W / 50.55028; -98.66583
CountryCanada
ProvinceManitoba
Settled1872, 1882
White Mud River1883
Government
 • TypeFirst Nation Band Operated
 • ChiefLance Roulette
 • Council MemberJason Starr Sr.
 • Council MemberBrian Spence
 • Council MemberMichael Dumas
 • Council MemberTrevor Prince
Population
 (July 2013)
 • Total2,515
Time zoneUTC-6 (CST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s)204
Websitewww.sandybayfirstnation.com

It is located on the western shore of Lake Manitoba. Adjacent rural municipalities are Alonsa and Lakeview. The main settlement of Sandy Bay is located at 50°33′00″N 98°38′50″W / 50.55000°N 98.64722°W / 50.55000; -98.64722.

Early historyEdit

Sandy Bay's original roots began after the signing of Treaty 1, in 1870 in Portage la Prairie, Manitoba.

In 1871, the Ojibway/French mixed-bloods of the Portage Band requested a reservation be set aside for them, the request is accepted, but the Half-breeds were required "...to move North, not nearer than 20 miles" where the town of Westbourne is now located. The new half-breed reserve is named Whitemud. In 1873, the reserve and its members are relocated again. This time straight North. In 1877, the residents of Whitemud are told to move again after the surveyor told them he made a mistake. This time just one mile southeast where Sandy Bay currently is today. The Ojibway/French mixed-blood reserve is renamed Sandy Bay.

On July 21, 1884, Sandy Bay had its very first elections. Francois Demarais wins and is the first elected Chief. Baptiste Spence and Wah-sah-hook win for the councillor positions and are the first councillors.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Sandy Bay 5, Indian reserve [Census subdivision], Manitoba and Division No. 8, Census division [Census division], Manitoba". Statistics Canada. Retrieved 2 April 2019.

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