Religion. - There is one church on this reserve, built by the Reverend Oblate Fathers in 1891. It is a log building with shingle roof, large and commodious. The whole of this band, one hundred and nineteen souls, profess the Roman Catholic religion.
Location. - This reserve is situated at the mouth of the Pine Creek River, on the west shore of Lake Winnipegosis.
Area. - It has an area of one thousand one hundred and forty-five acres.
Resources. - Hunting, fishing, tripping and stock-raising constitute the principal resources.
Tribe or Nation. - The members of this band belong to the Ojibway tribe.
Vital Statistics. - The population is composed of ten men, eighteen women and thirty children. Two births and two deaths occurred this year. The deaths were caused by cold and fever. There were no immigrations or emigrations.
Health and Sanitary Condition. - The health of this band is good, no diseases or epidemics existing among them. The houses and premises are kept clean, and vaccination was performed by the doctor during his last visit to die reserve.
Occupation. - Hunting, fishing, trapping and cattle-raising are the chief occupations.
Buildings, Stock and Farming Implements. - There are twenty-six buildings in the reserve. The stock under Government control consists of twenty-three head of cattle and as personal property they have fifteen head of cattle and fifteen horses. They have two ploughs aud two harrows, one mower and rake, two wagons, two buckboards, six carts one set of double ox harness, two double and single sets of horse harness, fifteen grub-hoes, ten scythes, eighteen axes and ten spades.
Education. - There are fifteen children of an age to attend school. The yearly average of the day-school being thirteen and that of the boarding-school ten, that being the number of pupils attending that institution. The day-school was opened in 1883 and the boarding-school in 1889. The new school-house was built in 1893, by the department by tender, and is therefore a first-class one. It is under the patronage and guidance of the Reverend Oblate Fathers, with a very competent staff of teachers. The course of studies followed at this school is the same as at Water Hen River, with the addition of the pupils being taught the useful art of husbandry, a farm of one hundred and sixty acres being attached to it. The course of studies furnished by the department is exactly followed, and the progress made by the children is very good. Order and discipline are also very good. The school is under the Roman Catholic denomination. The parents manifest great interest in the education of their children.
Religion. - There is one church near the reserve built by the Reverend Oblate Fathers in the year 1886. It is large and comfortable, with a parsonage attached. With the exception of two Protestants, the members of this band, numbering forty-seven, are Roman Catholics.
Characteristics and Progress. - As a rule the Indians are a very law-abiding people, and in the pursuit of their occupations industrious. Some of them near having nothing a few years ago, have acquired by their industry a considerable number, of cattle, horses, farming Implements and other personal property, thus indicating the fact that they are growing richer. They show great forethought in providing large quantities of hay for winter use, working in this case as well is white men.
Temperance and Morality. - Owing to the enforcement of the "Indian Act" they have of course very little opportunity of procuring intoxicants, and are, therefore sufficiently temperate, while in other respects, their morality is not below the average standard.
General Remarks. - It may be said that the Indians are steadily becoming more settled in their mode of life. They take a greater interest in improving their homes and acquiring as much personal property as possible, instead of being contented with the