Shebahonaning/Killarney

Killarney village is located opposite George Island, at the entrance to the North Channel of Georgian Bay, on Lake Huron.

We had no electricity until 1951. We had no road access until 1962, when the 42-km Highway 637 was built through the wilderness to link our village with Highway 69. Until that time, we traveled 22 miles over the water or across the ice to reach Manitoulin Island, where we could access supplies. We were isolated during poor weather, when the ice was making, and during spring breakup.

Killarney people trace their roots through Anishinaabe ancestors: the Ojibwe, the Odawa, and the Pottawatomi. Our settlement predates Treaty No. 45 (1836) and the Robinson Huron Treaty (1850) and our territory has never been surrendered. On these lands we have continued to fish, hunt, trap, gather herbs, make sugar, pick berries, cut wood, and raise our families. Over 400 of our community members are registered Indians.
Shebahonaning/Killarney
Home
On Channel St. in Killarney village, in front of Charles Low's house, c. 1920s.
Photo courtesy of Killarney Heritage Society
BAND AFFILIATIONS, BY FAMILY NAME
ANCESTRAL
PRESENT-DAY
Henvey Inlet First Nation

(Formerly known as Waikemahcai's Band)

Burke
Hebert/Herbert
Noble
Pitfield
Proulx
Solomon
Tyson


Sagamok Anishnawbek

(One of 5 divisions of the Sagamok Band; Shaimahgah's Band was also called Spanish River Division 3, now known as Sagamok Anishnawbek)

Beaucage
Burke
Duchesne
Loosemore
Proulx











Wahnapitae First Nation

(Formerly known as
Tahgaiwenene's Band)

Bateman
Roque
Tyson



Wikwemikong Unceded

(Formerly known as
Manitoulin Unceded)

Beauvais
Burke
de Lamorandiere
Loosemore
Low
Proulx
Roque
Wakegijig
Wendebence



















Magnettawan First Nation

(Formerly known as
Painoquonaishkung's Band)

(None)


Thessalon River First Nation

(Formerly known as
Kewaiconce's Band)

(None)






Chippewas of Nawash

(None)




Chippewas of Sarnia

(None)









Not organized as a separate Band today

(None)
Waikemahcai's Band

(Now known as
Henvey Inlet First Nation)

Peshikence (Beauvais, Solomon, Tyson)

Kebutoquai (de Lamorandiere)

Tetepadkwe (de Lamorandiere)



Shaimahgah's Band

(One of 5 divisions of the Sagamok Band, Shaimahgah's Band was also called Spanish River Division 3, now known as
Sagamok Anishnawbek)

Sai sai go no kwe (de Lamorandiere, Burke, Loosemore, Solomon)

Me aw we zhance (de Lamorandiere, Burke, Loosemore, Solomon)

Recollet (Roque, Loosemore)

Akwewok (Roque, Bernard, Loosemore, Pilon)

Beaucage


Tahgaiwenene's Band

(Now known as
Wahnapitae First Nation)

Akwewok (Roque, Loosemore)

Metwikemekenang (Tranche,
Tranchemontagne)


Manitoulin Unceded

(Now known as
Wikwemikong Unceded)

Bemanakinang (Bernard, Beaucage)

Jacko (Green)

Kijikopinensi
(Bernard, Proulx)

Kijiasoige (Green)

Manidoshkay/Mendoshkin
(de Lamorandiere)

Pangowish (de Lamorandiere)

Recollet (Bernard, Roque, Loosemore)

Sagima

Wawanons/Ningwawanons (Proulx)

Wakegijig

Wendebence


Painoquonaishkung Band

(Now known as
Magnettawan First Nation)

Nowkwegahbow (Cooper, Hebert)


Kewaiconce's Band

(Now known as
Thessalon River First Nation)

Peladeau (Bateman, Roque, Tyson)

Negonahbonaquai (Bateman, Roque, Tyson)


Chippewas of Nawash

de Lamorandiere

Proulx


Chippewas of Sarnia

Wapoose (Prue, Proulx,
Bateman, Pitfield, Roque,
Tilson, Tyson)

Recollet (Pitfield, Tilson)

Peladeau (Bateman, Roque,
Tyson)


Canadian Branch of the Pottawatomis of Wisconsin

Ningwawanons (Proulx)
Native