Lake Helen RRIB - Lake Superior Circle Tour

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Lake Helen Red Rock Indian Band is located in Ontario’s Superior Country. The Lake Helen Reserve is approximately ¼ mile from the junction of Highway 11/17 just past the Nipigon River Bridge, nestled beside the pristine Mission Bay of Lake Helen. Lake Helen Red Rock Indian Band has a population of 302 with 288 band members. The reservation is governed by the Ojibway First Nation, Red Rock Indian Band.

They host an annual traditional Pow Wow every 3rd weekend in July. The ritual of these traditions is shared through music, dance, and regalia and are a beautiful expression of Indigenous spirituality, history and culture. Pelletier’s Gas Bar and Native Art Gallery offers conveniences and authentic, handcrafted native art. The Lake Helen Reserve is also the location of the historic Saint Sylvester’s Church built in 1877. The first recorded burial at the church was October 3rd 1880. Although a historical landmark, the Church is no longer used as the building structure is unsafe but respectful photos and viewing are welcome from outside the building.

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