The Garden River First Nation Reserve was created in 1850 with the signing of the Robinson-Treaty. Before that date, the Ojibway-Chippewa-Algonquin Indians controlled a vast area of land stretching from the Atlantic Coast to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains. In the spirit of our ancestors and our Treaty, Garden River First Nation endeavors to conduct ourselves in a manner that is consistent with the Seven Grandfather Teachings given to us by the Creator. We envision a harmonious community that is built on mutual respect and that maintains a healthy balance through prosperity and well-being. Through these actions we intent to create a self-sustaining community that fulfills the emotional, physical, mental and spiritual well-being of all members.