Education. - There are thirty-five children of an age to attend school. The average attendance is only ten, owing to the peculiar geographical shape of the reserve, which extends lengthwise eleven miles by only two miles wide, thus making it exceedingly difficult, and in some cases impossible, for the children to attend school more regularly. Some of the children live four and six mlles distant from the school-house, so that in severe winter weather is for them to attend, although the school-house is situated in the best part of the reserve. As a rule the clothing is good enough. Here the holidays are taken to suit the absence of the Indians, thus filling the number of school days (two hundred and sixteen) as required by the department. The teacher is competent and energetic. The programme of studies furnished by the department is followed, and the pupils are advanced to standard IV. There is only one school on the reserve, under the Roman Catholic denomination. The schoolhouse proper had to be abandoned last spring, it being too old, and, part of the roof suddenly giving in, it was considered dangerous, and a house was rented for the time being until a new one is built, which will be in the course of the fall. The materials and equipment of the school are for the present sufficient. The progress is good, discipline and order satisfactory. The parents in general take in interest in the education of their children, so much so that some of them, being too far away from the school, have removed their building or built anew in the immediate vicinity of the school, so that around its location a village is gradually springing up.
Religion. - About two-thirds of the Indians are Roman Catholics, five belong to the Church of England denomination, and the rest are pagans. Those professing Christianity seem to be devoted to their creed.
Location. - This reserve is situated on the east shore of Ebb and Flow Lake.
Area. - It has an area of ten thousand eight hundred and sixty-five acres.
Resources. - The principal resources are hunting, trapping and cattle-raising.
Tribe or Nation. - The pure Indians of this band belong to the Ojibway tribe, while the remainder are French and Scotch half-breeds.
Vital Statistics. - The population consists of nineteen men, twenty-one women and thirty-nine children. There were four births and five deaths during the year, and one member, emigrated to another band, through marriage, making a decrease of two in the population since the previous year. No immigration has occurred on this reserve. The death were caused by cold, fever, and consumption.
Health and Sanitary Condition. - The health of the Indians is good and no diseases or epidemics occurred last year. The houses and premises are clean.
Occupation. - The members of this band are hunters, trappers-guides to tourists and boatmen. They also work in the lumber camps in the winter.
Buildings, Stock and Farming Implements. - There are thirty buildings on this reserve. Of the cattle, forty-six are Government and fourteen are personal property of the Indians. They have also twenty-two horses. There are three wagons, four buck-boards, eleven carts, two mowers, one hay-rake, fifteen grub-hoes, twelve spades, twelve scythes and twenty-five axes.
Education. - There are thirty-nine children of an age to attend school. The average attendance is ten. This poor attendance is due to the insufficient clothing of some of the children, slight illness, absence, & c. The school is situated in the centre of the reserve, and the children have only a short distance to go, the longest distance being