Mishkeegogamang Ojibway Nation is located around the area where the Albany River meets Lake St. Joseph. Today, just over 900 people live on its two reserves, while about 500 live off the reserve, either on Crown Land or in other communities.
A young mother and her two daughters and her nephew have perished in the fire. Names have not been released yet.
From Thunder Bay a team of community members are mobilizing to help. Erin Marie states, “Boozhoo Mishkeegogamang Naabeg Weequedenong Niin Daanimunum chii naatimooshiiyak. Kiindaanimigoomin chiiwiichiitawng chiindoo naatiimaahgaayung Kiitoodiinaamaagiinaanung.