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Pic River First Nation – Biigtigong Nishnaabeg is located off the Trans Canada Highway 11/17, approximately 352 km northeast of Thunder Bay, Ontario. It is accessible by Highway 627, adjacent to Pukaskwa National Park. Pic River First Nation is a vibrant and developing community with a growing population. The Anishnaabe (Ojibway) of Biigtigong Nishnaabeg have lived, worked and existed on the lands off the shores of Chi-gamig (Lake Superior) and the inlands of the northern superior region since time immemorial. Biigtigong Nishnaabeg is translated to “the place where the river erodes” and describes the unceded lands for which the community is located. A progressive First Nation with strategic visioning, growth prosperity and cultural traditions that strive to find balance in the modern era of the Anishnaabe while honoring the traditional values of their ancestors.
Each year Pic River First Nation holds an annual Powwow. Dancers come from various locations to dance and represent their community. It’s a time when ceremonies are honoured and past times are cherished and all are welcome!