Nestled in a village near Matheson Ontario with a population of 234, the Wahgoshig First Nation reserve encompasses 19, 239 acres; the north end meets the south shore of Abitibi Lake, which divides North Eastern Ontario from North Western Quebec. Accessible from Highway 101, the village occupies 70 hectares of flat land adjacent to Blueberry Lake. West of the village the land becomes a perfect habitat for moose, bears, grouse and other game.

Lake Abitibi was the site of an important Hudson Bay Company Trading Post. The Lake Abitibi Indians, historically one band, are now composed of two communities. Wahgoshig (Ontario) and Pikogan (Quebec). The Post was located at a Point called Abitibi Matciteweiak located on the Quebec side of the lake.

The Abitibi Indian Reserve #70 is within the boundary of the Territory described by the James Bay Treaty (Treaty #9) signed on June 1, 1906. On June 18, 1986, the Ontario Band officially changed its name to Wahgoshig First Nation.


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One of Wahgoshig First Nation artisans is Lorena Singer, who has been painting for many years and has artwork displayed all over Canada.
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Recent News 04.02.15

Community Meeting - April 3, 2015 Attention all Wahgoshig Band Members The meeting that was scheduled for Friday April 3, for the Trespass Bi-law has been postponed until further notice. A memo will be sent out to the community when a new date has been set. Meegwetch!
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December 11, 2014 Solar Company Defies Duty to Consult Wahgoshig First Nation - Fiera Axium Infrastructure has refused to consult with Wahgoshig First Nation, despite constructing an 8 Megawatt solar farm within the First Nation’s traditional territory – approximately 28 kilometers from the Band Office.
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