Red Pheasant First Nation

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Red Pheasant First Nation is a Cree First Nations band government whose reserve is located 33 km south of North Battleford, Saskatchewan, Canada.

Chief Wuttunee's people were living along the Battle River when the Numbered Treaties were being negotiated. Wuttunee did not want to sign Treaty 6 but appointed his brother Red Pheasant to sign in his place, and the Department of Indian Affairs henceforth referred to them as the Red Pheasant Band.

In 1878, they settled on a reserve in the Eagle hills. A day school and an Anglican church were opened there within a decade.

The band has 1,893 registered members, 608 of whom live on the reserve.

Notable people[edit]

  • Alex Decoteau - Olympian; first aboriginal police officer in Canada.
  • Don Francks (Iron Buffalo) - actor, vocalist and jazz musician.
  • Gerald McMaster - artist, author, and curator.
  • Pitikwahanapiwiyin (Poundmaker) - Plains Cree chief known as a peacemaker and defender of his people.
  • Cree Summer - American actress raised on the Red Pheasant reserve.
  • Allen Sapp - Plains Cree Artist, OC, SOM, Grand Nephew of Chief Poundmaker, Grandson of Flying Eagle

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