Ochiichagwe'Babigo'Ining Ojibway Nation

Ochiichagwe'Babigo'Ining Ojibway Nation, formerly but still commonly—and incorrectly—known as the Dalles First Nation, is an Ojibwa or Ontario Saulteaux First Nation located in Kenora District, Ontario near Sioux Narrows of Lake of the Woods.

Total registered population in February, 2008, was 334, of which the on-reserve population was 127. A member of Treaty 3, the First Nation is affiliated with Bimose Tribal Council and Kenora Chiefs Advisory.

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... Through the Custom Electoral System, Ochiichagwe'Babigo'Ining elects a council for a two-year term consisting of a Chief and four Councillors ... The traditional 'Customary Council' system is the Nation's preferred method of governance ... head person or speaker from each of the family groups within the Nation is chosen and this group of head people are the ones who have decision making powers and dispute resolving responsibility ...

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