Curve Lake First Nation (CLFN) 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 Lake. Curve Lake First Nation also co-owns smaller islands located throughout the Trent Severn Waterway system.
Presently, our First Nation’s registered membership is approximately 2,177 (1,409 off reserve and 768 on reserve). The total non-member population is approximately 600. Therefore, the total member and non-member population is approximately 2,700.
We are home to:
• The very first Anishnaabe Kwe O’gimaa (Native Woman Chief) in Canada – Elsie Knott (1954).
• World renowned artisans Norman Knott, Alice Williams and David Johnson.
• The famous Whetung’s Art Gallery (established in 1960s).
Although not as prominent, our culture, language and old ways of living are still with us.