Animbiigoo Zaagi'igan Anishinaabek (AZA) was historically located near Ombabika Lake and Auden Ontario located on the Northeast side of Lake Nipigon. Through the Lake Nipigon Reserve Negotiations, AZA focused their land negotiations on the establishment of a community (reserve) near Auden/Ombabika Lake. The government disagreed with the establishment of the community’s chosen location due to the remoteness and the people were forced to negotiate and seek alternative locations. In 2002, an agreement was signed outlining the establishment of a reserve land base located at Partridge Lake near Jellico and in 2008, the community celebrated the creation of their reserve. AZA members are dispersed in municipalities along Highway 11 and 17 from Thunder Bay to Geraldton with the Band administration providing services to all its members in these communities from its office in Beardmore. AZA continues to focus on the development of their community while strengthening their members’ resilience through engaging communities, households and individuals in a variety of programs. AZA has a registered community membership of 398 people.