St. Theresa Point, Manitoba

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Coordinates: 53°48′45″N 94°55′05″W / 53.81250°N 94.91806°W / 53.81250; -94.91806

Approaching St.Theresa from the north
First Nations St. Theresa Point

St. Theresa Point is a remote Oji-Cree First Nation of 2,871 people (2011 census) in northern Manitoba, Canada. The community is located on the southern shore of Island Lake, the sixth largest lake in the province.

Located nearby on Island Lake are the First Nations communities of Wasagamack and Garden Hill and the northern settlement of Island Lake which with St. Theresa Point had a combined population of 7,120 in 2011.[1] The St. Theresa Point reserve is bordered by the unorganized portion of Division No. 22, Manitoba, and by the Wasagamack First Nation.

The community is only accessible by airplane or winter ice roads (which continue north towards Garden Hill, and southwest towards Manigotagan, with a branch leading towards Berens River). The community is served by the nearby St. Theresa Point Airport. It has a local educational institution, St Theresa Point Regional Centre, with courses offered by the University College of the North and Assiniboine Community College.

Demographics[edit]

The community had a population of 2,871 in the Canada Census of 2011 an increase of 9.1% from a 2006 population of 2,632. The medium age was 20.1. The population density was 18.7 per km2 and the land area was 153.38 km2. There are 478 housing units within the community.[1]

St. Theresa Point First Nation[edit]

The St. Theresa Point First Nation has reserved for itself three reserves:[2][3]

As of December 2014 the First Nation has a registered population is 4,069 out of which 3,795 lived on their own reserve. The First Nation has a Custom Electoral System and is governed by an elected Chief and eight councillors. The Nation is affiliated with the Island Lake Tribal Council[2]

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