FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION

1ADDRESS
90 Anemki Dr, Suite 200
Thunder Bay, ON
P7J1L3
2 PHONE
1 (807) 623.9543
1 (866) 892.8687
3FAX
1 (807) 623.5190

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A Chronological History of Fort William First Nation
1849

Establishment of the Immaculate· Conception – Roman Catholicism at Fort William

1850

1850 Treaty

1853

Fort William First Nation Reserve Ceated

1859

6,300 acres Neebing land sold

1906

Expropriation of CN Land

1907

Church moved to Squaw Bay

1907

Chief Moses McCoy – Mission Bay Chief Penassi – Mountain Road

1907

Surrender of Rifle Range – $ 10,000

1909

Mining Surrender next to rifle range – 120 acres

1914

Declaration of War – Almost every eligible FWFN member signed for oversea duties

1917

220 acres sold to city of Ft William for Chippewa Park

1930

1,700 acres of Neebing parcel returned – useless for residential or agriculture

1931

Sugar Maple Operations – John Thunder

1932

Mount McKay – Fort William Ski Club site of Canadian Ski championships

1933

Hostess residence at Squaw Bay becomes TB Sanatorium for Indians

1933

Unveiling of Cross on the Mountain

1935

Mayor of Winnipeg and Duluth visit reserve

1938

Canoe Building Plant in Squaw Bay

1948

Old Age Pensions given to Band Members – $ 8.00 each

1949

Bob Hope receives a tam from FWFN

1953

Labour Leader from Duluth named honourary chief – Chief Neath Googeegeedut

1955

New Lease on Mount McKay Ski Area

1958

WampumDay-treatyday

1980

Winter Olympics – Steve Collins

1995

Research began of land claims

1999

CN Lands returned to Fort William for $ 10

2002

Rifle range settlement $ 2.9M

2008

Loch Lomond Watershed settlement $ 3.7

2011

FWFN Boundary Claim Settled

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