Alderville First Nation
The Alderville First Nation is an Anishinaabe First Nation located in South-Central Ontario, on the south side of Rice Lake, and approximately 30km north of Cobourg, covering Williams Treaty area. Alderville has been home to the Mississauga Anishinabeg of the Ojibway Nation since the mid-1830s.
As of December 2017, Alderville First Nation had 1,162 registered band members, with approximately 300 people living on reserve and a majority of residents living outside of Alderville (off-reserve) in neighbouring communities.
Alderville is home to a diversity of artists, small business owners, and entrepreneurs. Approximately 1/3 of the adult resident population works on-reserve. The reserve also offers a variety of health and social services and programs, including a Traditional Medicine Clinic, Community Care Program, and one staff member on reserve dedicated to Drug & Alcohol Prevention.
The community is governed by an elected Chief and Council, and maintains political affiliations with the Ogemawahj Tribal Council, a non-political Regional Chiefs’ Council, and the Union of Ontario Indians (Anishinabek Nation), a Tribal Political Organization.