Kay Nah Chi Wah Nung Burial Site, Ontario, Canada

Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung encompasses more than three kilometers of Rainy River shoreline, extending inland in some places up to 500 meters, with – as today’s archaeologists now know at least 30 village and camp sites and at least 17 burial mounds. Home to the Ojibway people in the past century, the site was home to the Long Sault Reserve from the time of the signing of Treaty No. 3 in 1873 until 1916. It contains evidence of house structures, trails, gardens, and associated activities. The total site area is over 90 hectares.

Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung has deep cultural and spiritual meaning to the Ojibway of the Rainy River First Nations and all indigenous peoples throughout North America. It is a sacred place… a living link between the past, present and future through the continuum of time, which is so integral to the world view of the Ojibway People. Its strategic location at the centre of major North American waterways historically permitted interaction with people from other areas, and hence, Kay-Nah-Chi-Wah-Nung is a gathering place. Visit Canada. Epic Canada Route © Monika Newbound

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