Land Acknowledgement

We respectfully acknowledge that Peterborough County is located on the Treaty 20 Michi Saagiig territory and in the traditional territory of the Michi Saagiig and Chippewa Nations, collectively known as the Williams Treaties First Nation, which include: Alderville, Beausoleil, Curve Lake, Georgina Island, Hiawatha, Rama and Scugog Island First Nations.

Peterborough County respectfully acknowledges that the Williams Treaty First Nations are the stewards and caretakers of these lands and waters in perpetuity, and that they continue to maintain this responsibility to ensure their health and integrity for generations to come.

Curve Lake Pow Wow

Curve Lake First Nation


Located approximately 25 kms northeast of Peterborough. Curve Lake 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. The total land base of the First Nation is approximately 900 hectares.

Curve Lake First Nation is governed by an elected Council comprising of a Chief and eight (8) Councillors.


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Every Child Matters Walk

Hiawatha First Nation


Hiawatha First Nation is an Ojibway community located on the north shore of Rice Lake east of the Otonabee River. It is found in Otonabee Township approximately 30 kilometres south of Peterborough. The First Nation consists of approximately 2145 acres of land of which 1523 are under certificates of possession.

Hiawatha First Nation is governed by a Chief and four (4) Councillors.


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