Garden Hill is the second largest of 3 reserves of the Island Lake region. The First Nation community is located in the northeast section of the Canadian province of Manitoba on the shore of Island Lake. Garden Hill had a population of 2,776 in the Canada Census of 2011; the residents of Garden Hill speak Oji-Cree, the traditional First Nations language, English. It is only accessible by air. Nearby on Island Lake are the communities of Wasagamack of the Wasagamack First Nation, St. Theresa Point of the St. Theresa Point First Nation and the northern settlement of Island Lake. In the early 1900s, there were no chiefs, but there were leaders called "headmen", they earned their status by establishing a reputation for generosity, wisdom, courage, dignity and personal magnetism. These leaders achieved status by influence, not by possession of wealth, but by the distribution of it; the shared generosity because of beliefs, values and customs required by this behaviour. The chief with the longest time in the position was Henry Fiddler, who held the position of Chief for 22 years from 1931-1953.
Garden Hill First Nations was part of the bigger Island Lake First Nation. In 1969, Island Lake First Nation separated into four: Garden Hill First Nations, Red Sucker Lake First Nation, Wasagamack First Nation, St. Theresa Point First Nation; the population of Garden Hill was 2,776 in the Canada Census of 2011 an increase of 46.3% from 2006. In 2006 there were 1,898 residents. There were a total of 595 private dwellings; the population density was 33.7 per square kilometres on a land area of 82.48 square kilometres. The median age was 18.9. Garden Hill First Nations is a signatory of Treaty 5; as of February 2015 Garden Hill First Nations had a registered population of 4,567 with 3918 members living on reserve and 649 members living off reserve. Members elect vice chief and seven councillors through a Custom Electoral System; the 7 reserves of the Garden Hill First Nations include: Amik Wachink Sakahikan is 1,339.5 hectares 54.2511°N 94.9696°W / 54.2511. Bella Lake Exchange Lands is 174.80 hectares 53.8842°N 94.5528°W / 53.8842.
Garden Hill First Nation is 7,357.30 hectares 53.8714°N 94.6408°W / 53.8714. Pe-Ta-Waygamak is 6,092.30 hectares 53.6606°N 94.4283°W / 53.6606. Seeseep Sakahikan is 1,361.80 hectares 53.9371°N 94.9655°W / 53.9371. Wesha Kijay Wasagamach is 203.50 hectares 54.3776°N 95.0022°W / 54.3776. Wolf River is 1,575.10 hectares 53.8678°N 93.9811°W / 53.8678. There are two schools in Garden Hill; the elementary school is named Kistiganwacheeng Elementary School and the secondary school is called Garden Hill First Nation High School. Garden Hill Student Services office is located in Winnipeg, the office handles post-secondary students that attend various institutions. Map of Garden Hill First Nation at Statcan
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