(pronounced: “gi-NOO-ga-MING”) inoogaming First Nation is a small Anishinaabe First Nation reserve located in Northern Ontario, located approximately 40 km east of Geraldton, on the northern shore of Long Lake, immediately south of Long Lake 58 First Nation and the community of Longlac. Nishnawbe Aski Nation (NAN) was established in 1973, and was originally known as Grand Council Treaty No. 9 until 1983. Grand Council Treaty No. 9 made a public declaration – A Declaration of Nishnawbe-Aski (The People and the Land) – of our rights and principles in 1977.
NAN territory encompasses James Bay Treaty No. 9 and the Ontario portion of Treaty No. 5, a landmass covering two-thirds of the Province of Ontario, spanning 210,000 square miles. Our people traditionally speak Cree and Algonquin in the east, OjiCree in the west, and Ojibway in the central south area.
NAN represents 49 First Nations with a total population (on and off-reserve) of approximately 45,000 people grouped by Tribal Council. Six of our member Nations are not affiliated with a specific Tribal Council.
In 1977 Nishnawbe Aski Nation, then known as Grand Council Treaty No. 9, made a made a public declaration of our rights and principles – A Declaration of Nishnawbe-Aski (The People and the Land) – to Ontario Premier William Davis on July 6 in Toronto and to Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau on July 11 in Ottawa.