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Chapter 10: First Nations Settlements

10.8: Red Sucker Lake

This very large-scale photo shows part of the small Red Sucker Lake First Nation (population 845 in 2006) located in northeastern Manitoba just west of the Manitoba/Ontario border. It is located on a peninsula jutting into the eastern part of Red Sucker Lake 1.

As is usually the case with northern First Nations settlements, a landing strip—about 2,000 feet (609 m) of which are shown—is located just outside the community 2. The strip is oriented east/west; just to the south of it is a turning circle 3 for planes in front of a terminal building 4, and to the east are fuel storage tanks 5. The community is also served by floatplanes and by a winter road to Island Lake. Several jetties, one on the west side 6 and the others on the east 7, project into the lake. At least two of them have boats moored beside them 8 suggesting that fishing is practised in the community. Most of the buildings visible are of uniform size suggesting that they are individual residences 9, but in the extreme southwest corner is a large building 10 possibly a fishing lodge.

Figure 10.8: Red Sucker Lake

Figure 10.8: Red Sucker Lake

Figure 10.8

Vertical air photograph: MH9133090404-234

Flight height: 3,150 feet a.s.l.; lens focal length: 152.028 mm

Scale: 1:4,900 (approx.)

Date: July 29, 1991

Location of west end of air strip: Latitude: 54º 11' N; Longitude: 93º 34' W

Map sheets: 1:250,000 53K Stull Lake

                    1:50,000 53K/4 Red Sucker Lake