Keewaywin First Nation

Keewaywin First Nation

The Kakepetum and Kakegamic grandfathers roamed between Big Sandy Lake and Muskrat Dam in the 1700’s. Keewaywin had already established a settlement in the 1800’s. The remains of where the buildings were are barely noticeable. The people had a Hudson’s Bay post, school, and church. During that time, Robert Fiddler was campaigning to establish Sandy Lake and was short of people. He met with the Keewaywin people and asked them to join their families and make Sandy Lake a reserve. The grandfathers agreed but on the condition that the people of Keewaywin would one day go back to their old traditional hunting grounds. Keewaywin means “ coming home”. The Kakepetum’s and Kakegamic’s worked Chief Josias Fiddler of Sandy Lake and INAC in the early 1980’s to form a community what is now known as Keewaywin.


Chief David Thomas Council Silas Kakegamick Eddie Meekis Jason Kakegamic Lawrence Mason

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Keewaywin Band Office P.O. Box 90 Keewaywin First NationOntario, P0V 3G0Fax: (807) 771-1053Ph.: (807) 771-1210Toll Free: 1 866 437-9505