Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug (KI), also known as Big Trout Lake is located approximately 400 km northeast of Sioux Lookout, with an on-reserve population of approximately 960. In 1991, Kitchenuhmaykoosib Inninuwug declared its independence from First Nation organizations and chose to pursue their community aspirations and objectives on a nation to nation basis with the government of Canada. The population of Big Trout Lake was 1,322 residents in January 2007, making it one of the largest First Nations communities in the region.
Big Trout Lake is a fly-in community, accessible by air, and winter road in the colder months. The community is a fly-in reservation with regularly scheduled flights by Wasaya Airways. The Big Trout Lake Airport has a gravel airstrip that is 1,191 metres (3,907 ft) in length. During the winter months, the community is accessible by winter road to Pickle Lake which is serviced by Ontario Highway 599, the northern most highway in the province.
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