Serpent River First Nation
Band No. 201
Genabaajing Anishinaabek
TreatyRobinson Huron
Headquarters195 Village Road, Cutler
Main reserveSerpent River 7
Land area108.79 km2
Population (2024)[1]
On reserve375
On other land27
Off reserve1219
Total population1621
ChiefWilma Johnston
Shirley Ahwanaquot
Kerri Commanda
Richard Measwasige
Michelle Owl
John Trudeau
Tribal Council[1]
Anishinabek Nation
Mamaweswen, The North Shore Tribal Council
Serpent River 7
Serpent River First Nations Reserve No. 7
Serpent River 7 is located in Ontario
Serpent River 7
Serpent River 7
Coordinates: 46°11′N 82°33′W / 46.183°N 82.550°W / 46.183; -82.550
Country Canada
Province Ontario
First NationSerpent River
 • Land79.03 km2 (30.51 sq mi)
 • Total373
 • Density4.7/km2 (12/sq mi)

The Serpent River First Nation (Ojibwe: Genabaajing Anishinaabek),[3] a signatory to the Robinson Huron Treaty of 1850, is an Anishinaabe First Nation in the Canadian province of Ontario, located midway between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury along the North Channel of Lake Huron.

The First Nation's provisional territory extends from this waters of the North Channel of Lake Huron, Serpent River Basin; north beyond the city of Elliot Lake.[4] The Serpent River nation has a provisional land base of 5250 square kilometers.[5] It occupies the Serpent River 7 reserve.

The First Nation was impacted significantly by uranium mining at Elliot Lake, including through contamination of the Serpent River.[6]

Notable members


  1. ^ "Serpent River First Nation - First Nation Detail". Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada. Retrieved 19 March 2024.
  2. ^ a b "Serpent River 7 census profile". 2011 Census of Population. Statistics Canada. 8 February 2012. Retrieved 20 June 2015.
  3. ^ Serpant River First Nation, Our History, "Serpent River First Nation has a long history starting with the migration from the East Coast in 900AD, to who we are today as Genabaajing in the 21st Century."
  4. ^ "HOME UNION OF ONTARIO INDIANS - Anishinabek Nation".
  5. ^ "SRFN - Main". Archived from the original on 2010-03-13. Retrieved 2009-11-30.
  6. ^ Smith, Kelly Anne (2022-04-11). "Serpent River First Nation remains resilient in fight for toxic injustice". Anishinabek News. Retrieved 2023-06-19.
  7. ^ "Bonnie Devine." Centre for Contemporary Canadian Art. (retrieved 30 Nov 2010)

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