Onion Lake Cree Nation

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Onion Lake Cree Nation, comprising the adjacent Makaoo 120 and Seekaskootch 119 Indian reserves, is a First Nations band government in Canada that straddles the Alberta/Saskatchewan provincial border approximately 50 km (31 mi) north of the City of Lloydminster.[1]

It is within Alberta's County of Vermilion River and Saskatchewan's Rural Municipality of Frenchman Butte No. 501 at the intersection of Highway 17 and Alberta Highway 641/Saskatchewan Highway 797.[2]

The Makaoo 120 reserve is located within both provinces while the Seekaskootch 119 reserve is wholly within Saskatchewan. With the two reserves combined, the Onion Lake Cree Nation has a total land mass of 21,254.6 hectares (52,521 acres), and has 5350 registered First Nations members (as of December, 2012).[3][1]

Onion Lake takes its name after the nearby Onion Lake in Saskatchewan located at coordinates 53°43′11″N 109°53′33″W / 53.71972°N 109.89250°W / 53.71972; -109.89250.

The Onion Lake Cree Nation has four schools within the community, one of which is a Cree immersion program.

Onion Lake, Saskatchewan[edit]

The unincorporated area of Onion Lake is located within the Saskatchewan portion of the Onion Lake Cree Nation[4] at the intersection of Highway 17 and Alberta Highway 641/Saskatchewan Highway 797.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "About Us". Onion Lake Cree Nation. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  2. ^ a b "GeoSearch2006". Statistics Canada. 2009-02-16. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 
  3. ^ "AANDC (Registered Population)". Retrieved 2013-01-11. 
  4. ^ "Geographical Names of Canada – Onion Lake, Saskatchewan". National Resources Canada. 2011-06-03. Retrieved 2011-08-19. 

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