Curve Lake First Nation

Curve Lake First Nation is located approximately 25 kms northeast of Peterborough, Ontario. The First Nation territory consists of a mainland peninsula and large island (Fox Island) on Buckhorn and Chemong Lakes. The First Nation also owns smaller islands located throughout the Trent-Severn Waterway system. The total land base of the First Nation is approximately 900 hectares. Through hard work and determination it was the ancestors of today’s residents that shaped and made our Curve Lake what it is today. The area is home to the very first Aanishnaabe Kwe O’gimaa (Native Woman Chief) in Canada– Elsie Knott (1954), world renowned artisans Norman Knott, Alice Williams and David Johnson.

This area offers individuals a great learning experience regarding the Curve Lake First Nations and our ancestors. This community offers visitors an experience to visit with local artists and crafts people at the Whetung Ojibwa Centre and Whetung’s Art Gallery and Craft Shop to Rosey’s Trading Post and a shoreline dinner with a local fishing guide. Visitors can also enjoy the Cultural Centre which offers various collections and exhibits to share and put on display this unique culture. The Curve Lake First Nation hold their annual Pow Wow the third weekend in September, bringing together Natives and non-Natives, to honour their ancestors and uphold the sacred tradition.


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