We acknowledge that Muskoka is part of the traditional territory of the Anishnaabeg, specifically Ojibway/Chippewa peoples. The Chippewas of Rama First Nation were originally part of a larger community known as the Chippewas of Lake Simcoe and Lake Huron of which Chief William Yellowhead (or Musquakie) was recognized as principal chief. The Wahta Mohawks Territory near Bala is home to peoples relocated to Muskoka, in 1881 from the Kanesatake, Oka, Quebec. Moose Deer Point First Nation is a Potawatomi First Nation Territory located along Twelve Mile Bay. They arrived in Southern Ontario in the 1830s from the American Mid-West. The Métis settled in the Moon River / Woods Bay area of Georgian Bay and have been an important part of the MacTier community since the early 1800’s.