Attawapiskat FN, Ontario

The Attawapiskat First Nation (/ˌætəˈwɑːpᵻskæt/ Cree: ᐋᐦᑕᐙᐱᐢᑲᑐᐎ ᐃᓂᓂᐧᐊᐠĀhtawāpiskatowi ininiwak, "People of the parting of the rocks"; unpointed: ᐊᑕᐗᐱᐢᑲᑐᐎ ᐃᓂᓂᐧᐊᐠ) is an isolated First Nation located in Kenora District in northern Ontario, Canada, at the mouth of the Attawapiskat River on James Bay.

 

The traditional territory of the Attawapiskat First Nation extends beyond their reserve up the coast to Hudson Bay and hundreds of kilometres inland along river tributaries.[1] The community is connected to other towns along the shore of James Bay by the seasonal ice road/winter road constructed each December

 

Attawapiskat is the most remote northerly link on the 310 km long road to Moosonee.