The Taykwa Tagamou Nation has two reserves. One is located 14 km west of the Abitibi Canyon Hydro Generation Station between Cochrane and Moosonee. This reserve was set aside for hunting, trapping, and other activities and has not served as the principal settlement location. A new reserve was created in the early 1980s to provide a settlement location for the Taykwa Tagamou Nation. In 1984, a new reserve was created approximately 20 km west of Cochrane.
The Taykwa Tagamou Nation was known as the New Post First Nation for many years. It received this name because the community had been associated with a Hudson’s Bay Company post located on the Abitibi River, near the location of the first reserve. This remains of this post, known as New Post, can be found near the mouth of the New Post Creek where is ends up in the Abitibi River. The Taykwa Tagamou Nation participated actively in trade with the Hudson’s Bay Company and provided a key location in the trade from the interior of the Moose River Basin to Moosonee on James Bay. You can learn more about the community history in the History section.
The modern community has more than 400 registered members who continue to practice the traditions and lifestyle of our ancestors, while also making their way in the modern economy.