AKA: Rama Reserve Cemetery
OGS Number: 4440

Address: Benson Road, Ramara
Directions: Entrance to driveway is 530 m east of Rama Road, north side. Cemetery is about 200 m north of Benson Road.
Geographic Twp: Rama Broken Front Lot 7

Condition: Active.
Size: Over 100 markers

Office: Chippewas of Mnjikaning (Rama)
5884 Rama Road, Suite 200
Rama , Ontario, L0K 1T0
(705) 325-3611

Publications: Rama Reserve Cemetery
Lot 7, Front, Rama Twp, Simcoe (formerly Ontario) County
Transcribed by Gary Bagley, Lynne Webb, Donna Smith & Ted Perry, 1986
Hand written copy available at Orillia Public Library

History:
Around 1838-39, ongoing settlement pressures forced the band of Chief Musquakie (Yellowhead) to move from the Narrows, further north to their present location in Rama (now part of Ramara). The Federal Government identified them as the Chippewas of Rama Township. In 1993, a declaration was made to return to the original name of Mnjikaning.

The burial ground would have been established somewhat after the band moved to Rama. However, many of the graves have wooden markers and the oldest of these are now gone

Based on information from:
The Chippewas of Mnjikaning First Nation. A Proud, Progressive Native Community, Compiled by Vicki Rose.

Photo - Mnjikaning First Nation Cemetery
Photo by John F. Wright, 2007


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