Dating nipissing river service valley
This is a list of tribes or sub-tribes who are part of the Algonquian linguistic group.
(from the word “alligewinenk” which means “come together from distant places.”) This is a work in progress. The Algonquian-speaking (linguistic) groups include: Abenaki, meaning Morning or Sunrise or People of the East (also spelled Abnaki, Abenaquis, Abanaki, Abenakis, AlnÃ´bak, Wabanaki) Their language is called Alnombak or Aln8bak (8 is a Jesuit symbol for a nasalized, unrounded ‘o’.) They call themselves Alnombak meaning “the People”.
It is the most bilingual community in Ontario, with 73.4% of its population fluent in both English and French.
The primary administrative and commercial centre of West Nipissing is the community of Sturgeon Falls, which is situated on the Sturgeon River, 5 kilometres (3.1 mi) north of Lake Nipissing and 35 kilometres (22 mi) west of North Bay on Highway 17, part of the Trans-Canada Highway.
Many of the francophone settlers immigrated to the area from Michigan in the late 19th century in order to preserve their language; they were concerned they would lose their language in the predominantly anglophone United States.
West Nipissing is a municipality in Northeastern Ontario, Canada, on Lake Nipissing in the Nipissing District.
It was formed on January 1, 1999, with the amalgamation of seventeen and a half former town, villages, townships and unorganized communities.
The area's first post office was opened in Sturgeon Falls in 1881.
Lumbering and the establishment of pulp and paper industries accelerated the village's growth and attracted many French-Canadian settlers to the area.