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The reserve is located approximately 16 kilometers southwest of central southern Lake Nipissing along the French River. It is divided into two large parts consisting of a north island, Okikendawt, and a large southern peninsula. The two land masses, which are nestled within the flows of the French rivercovers The French River watershed in Northern Ontario was created more than ten thousand years ago when the last ice-age receded and left a maze of rivers and small lakes.

The land is well known for its huntingfishingfur tradesand timber. At this time the Dokis were operating a successful fur trading enterprise at Dokis point on Lake Nipissing, which is located at the west end of Nipissing First Nation. The Restoules, a related tribe of the Dokis, also started inhabiting Dokis Village and surrounding lands. Both families grew vegetable and grain crops while maintaining some trapping activities.

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In pressure was put on the tribes to sell the timber rights of the Dokis lands and lumbering became a new revenue. As of Marchthe registered population of the Dokis First Nation is members, of whom live on the reserve, 2 live on another reserve, and live off reserve.

Today, over years after fur traders first navigated its waters, motorboatskayaksand canoes now travel the French River; lodges and cottages dot the landscape, and it provides an abundance of activities for anglers and hunters. For much of its length, the French River is a broad, tree-lined expanse of open water. It also features fallsrapidsand steep, narrow gorges. The difficult topography of the Canadian Shield supports more than plant species, some of them rare. The Massassauga rattlesnakethe only poisonous snake in Ontario, is also found in this area.

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Deermooseelk and bear are some of the larger mammals in the area. Fish is a very important resource of the Dokis. The French River inhabits many fish including: Sturgeonwalleyemuskynorthern pikesmallmouth bassrock bassperchcatfishand whitefish. The Dokis still use spearing and netting as techniques for catching fish today. Private and tribe owned enterprises include businesses in construction, marina operation, catering, restaurants, transportation, tourism, eco-tourism, ecology, forestryand services to cottage owners along the French River. Indian reserve in Ontario, Canada.

Statistics Canada. Retrieved 17 June Archived from the original on Retrieved March 30, February 17, CS1 maint: archived copy as title link. Places adjacent to Dokis First Nation. West Nipissing French River. Dokis 9. Waabnoong Bemjiwang Association of First Nations. Robinson Treaty. Nawash Saugeen.

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