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Coordinates: 45°01′10″N 79°44′13″W / 45.019428°N 79.736967°W / 45.019428; -79.736967 Wahta Mohawk Territory is an Indian reserve near Bala, Ontario on the Musquash River and bordering on Gibson Lake in south-central Ontario, Canada in the District Municipality of Muskoka. Most residents of the reserve live in the community of Sahanatien.

The territory is home to the Iroquois Cranberry Growers, who produce a significant harvest every year and provide access to the public during the harvest.

"Wahta Gap"

Due to a land claim dispute with the provincial government, the Wahta Territory, formerly known as the Gibson Reserve, was the site of an eight-kilometre gap in Highway 400, where the roadway remained a two-lane highway for several years after the construction was completed further north. An agreement was reached in 2003, allowing freeway construction through the reserve lands. Construction began in 2004, and was completed in 2008.

Demographics

According to the 2006 Statistics Canada Census:

  • Population: N/A
  • % Change (2001-2006): N/A
  • Dwellings: N/A
  • Area (km².): 60.17
  • Density (persons per km².): N/A

Population figures are not available because the Wahta Mohawk Territory is an Incompletely Enumerated Indian Reserve, meaning that enumeration was either not permitted or it was interrupted before it could be completed.

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