Pelican Lake First Nation

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Pelican Lake First Nation (chachakew sakahikan)[1] is a member of the Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations,[2] the body that represents 74 First Nations in Saskatchewan.

Pelican Lake First Nation is located on the shore of Chitek Lake, approximately 170 miles northwest of Saskatoon 115 miles northeast of North Battleford and 120 miles west of Prince Albert. It is located at D-15 (Site 48) on the following map:

Together with Witchekan Lake First Nation and Big River First Nation, Pelican Lake is affiliated with the Agency Chiefs Tribal Council.[3][4]

The postal address is:

Pelican Lake First Nation P.O. Box 399 Leoville, SK S0J 1N0

Phone: (306) 984-2313

Fax: (306) 984-2029


At date of first survey there was total of 112 band members. The population according to the 2006 census was 825.[5] However, the registered population was 1,555 as of December 2013.[6]

Pelican Lake First Nation Chiefs[edit]

  • Chief Louis Chamakese
  • Chief James Whitehead
  • Chief Tom Thomas
  • Chief Leo Thomas
  • Chief Jacob Bill
  • Chief Edward Bill
  • Chief Peter Bill
  • Chief Dennis Lewis (chief since 03/15/2003)[7]

Vision and Mission Statements[edit]

Pelican Lake First Nation has long term vision of healthy individuals, families and community. Achieving self-sufficiency and self-reliance through increased employment is an important component of this long-term vision. The First Nation has goals to achieve employment and economic equivalence with the rest of Saskatchewan, into the next millennium.

Agency Chiefs Tribal Council Mission Statement[edit]

"The mission of the Agency Chiefs Tribal Council, a legal incorporated body of three Indian Bands (Big River, Pelican Lake and Witchekan Lake) is to develop the self determind for the Bands through a comprehensive approach which will contribute to the human, economic and social well-being of their members"

Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre[8] Statements[edit]

Mission: Protect, preserve and promote cultures and languages of the First Nations Peoples of Saskatchewan.

Vision Statement: Learning our ways, speaking our languages and living our lives as given by the Creator.


At date of first survey, the Pelican Lake First Nation received 8,630.4 acres for reserve land. Through the Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) Process, Pelican Lake was awarded and additional 36,714.66 acres in 1979. Further completed, in 1992 by the Office of the Treaty Commissioner, determined that Pelican Lake was legally entitled to a minimum of 36,714 acres under Treaty No. Six. Pelican Lake First Nation voted in favor of ratifying the TLE Agreement in September 1995, which provided the First Nation with a total of 30,753.06 additional equity acres to Reserve status. The TLE Process will allow Pelican Lake First Nation to increase its total Reserve land to 45,345 acres.


  1. ^ "Pelican Lake First Nation". Federation of Saskatchewan First Nations. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  2. ^ "Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations". Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "Agency Chiefs Tribal Council". Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "Tribal Council Detail". Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. Retrieved 7 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Population Census Statistics". Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. 
  6. ^ "Registered Population". Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. 
  7. ^ "Governance". Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. 
  8. ^ "Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Center". Retrieved 7 January 2014.