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Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation is a proud and progressive Algonquin community. Pikwakanagan is situated on the shores of the Bonnechere River and Golden Lake in Renfrew County, Ontario. Located off of Highway 60, our community is 1 ½ hours west of Ottawa and 1 ½ hours south of Algonquin Park. View map
The community infrastructure includes: an administration office with Council Chambers, a health centre, daycare, manor, museum, community centre, fire station, church, ball field, park, cemetery and a number of private businesses. As well, a Small Business Centre is currently being built and rental space is available for entrepreneurs.
Pikwakanagan is the origin of the world's largest birch bark canoe, the first Algonquin woman chief in all of Canada and Algonquin actor Paul Benoit.
The First Nation has been developing a Land Code since 2013. This is separate from the “Land Claim” process. The Land Code gives the opportunity to get out of the Indian Act with regards to how we manage our lands on the First Nation. It will outlines what authorities will be responsible for: developing lands laws, environmental protection and an updated internal lands registry system.
The community newsletter, Pikwakanagan Tibàdjumowin is published weekly with current news and events. To submit to the newsletter please contact, Stephanie Stone, firstname.lastname@example.org
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Pikwakanagan operates under a custom election code passed by referendum in March 2009. It is governed by one Chief and six Councillors elected every three years by voting membership of the Algonquins of Pikwakanagan First Nation.