Every First Nation family has the opportunity to have a home on their own land in a strong community.
Curve Lake First Nation
Curve Lake First Nation (CLFN) is an Ojibway community located 25 km northwest of Peterborough, Ontario. It has a diverse population of 2,500, which include members and non-members alike residing on territorial lands. There are 1,918 registered members (1,161 off reserve and 764 on reserve).
The territory has a communal land base of 900 hectares, which consists of a mainland peninsula, a large island (Fox Island) and several other smaller islands located throughout the Trent Severn Waterway system.
Members reside in the 500 plus homes located throughout the First Nation, of which some are leased out to non-First Nation citizens. The Nations’ housing portfolio is a combination of homeownership and rental units including a four plex and granny flats. The CLFN plans to utilize the First Nations Market Housing Fund to facilitate more homeownership loans in the community.
Curve Lake has flourished as a successful First Nation. A proud community known for its leadership, and promoting Anishinabe culture, its members include trailblazers like Elsie Knott, the very first woman Chief of Canada elected in 1954, playwright Drew Hayden Taylor, and world renowned artisans like Norman Knott, Alice Williams and David Johnson. Whetung’s Art Gallery, a family run business established in the 1960’s, remains a successful cultural and tourist destination in the community.
“Curve Lake First Nation welcomes the First Nation Housing Fund which will allow for added housing, loans, and mortgage opportunities for its citizens.”
— Chief Phyllis Williams (December 2013)