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Welcome to Ocean Man First Nation!To Menu
On behalf of the members of Ocean Man First Nation, we would like to welcome all visitors to our website. We look at this opportunity to share our history, stories, news and events. In the future, we would like to highlight the success of our band members, and provide our visitors information about our community. Our plan is to embrace technology so that we can keep in touch with our members and our First Nation brothers and sisters from around the world.
Chief Gloria Shepherd
Chief Kitchi-Kah-Me-Win (Great Seaman or Ocean Man, Kicheekahmenin, Kickekamewin) signed an adhesion to Treaty 4 on September 9, 1875.To Menu
In 1882 a 23,680-acre reserve was surveyed for this Assiniboine, Cree, and Saulteaux band, adjacent to Chief Pheasant Rump?s reserve in the Moose Mountains north of KISBEY. The Federal government fraudulently sold the land to settlers from the USA and forced Ocean Man and Pheasant Rump to amalgamate with the White Bear Band.
Once relocated on the White Bear Reserve they began to rebuild, using their agricultural experience. In the 1970s Ocean Man descendants were part of a land claim launched against the federal government that eventually saw the successful re-establishment of both the band (1988) and their reserve (1992).
The re-established reserve is located 19 km north of Stoughton and has a current land base of 4,128.4 ha. The reserve is home to 170 of the 454 registered members. Their economy is based on agriculture, off-reserve employment, and some gas and oil revenue.
Facilities available include a band office, powwow grounds, school, day care, health clinic, community well, water plant, library and adult learning centre.
In 1997, the Ocean Man band was noted for being the only First Nation in Canada with an elected all-female council and chief.
2009 Ocean Man Princess Rayne Big Eagle
Rayne is a grade 8 student at Stoughton Central High. In her spare time she enjoys: riding her motorcycle, going to powwows, beading earrings, playing volley ball and playing with her puppy ?Peanut?.
2008 Ocean Man Princess Chanel Parisier
The Chief and Council would like to thank Chanel Parisier for being a role model for first nation youth. Good luck to her and all of her future endeavors.
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