Garden River First Nation
Garden River First Nation is an Ojibway First Nation in northern Ontario, Canada. The Garden River First Nation Reserve was created as a legal entity in 1850 with the signing of the Robinson Huron Treaty. Prior to the signing of the Robinson Huron Treaty, the Ojibways of Garden River occupied the entire areas of Sault Ste. Marie and Echo Bay. Garden River First Nation was represented in the Treaty by Shingwaukonse, who was generally recognized as an Ojibwe grand chief by other bands in both the Lake Huron and Lake Superior watersheds.
Garden River First Nation is also known as Ketegaunseebee (Gitigaan-ziibi Anishbaabe in the Ojibwe language) “The Creator’s Garden”. The name stems from the days of the fur trade in which the people of this area were well known for growing vegetables along the routes the voyagers and explorers followed.