Black Lake Denesuline First Nation
NASA map showing Black Lake
|• Chief||Coreen Sayazie|
|• MLA Athabasca||Buckley Belanger|
|• MP Desnethé—Missinippi—Churchill River||Rob Clarke|
|• Total||234.44 km2 (90.52 sq mi)|
|• Density||4.6/km2 (12/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC−6 (Central Standard Time)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−5|
Black Lake is a Denesuline First Nations band government in the boreal forest of northern Saskatchewan, Canada. It is located on the northwest shore of Black Lake where the Fond du Lac River leaves the lake to flow to Lake Athabasca.
It is the main administrative headquarters of the Black Lake Denesuline Nation reserve with a land base of over 32,000 hectares (79,074 acres). Formerly, the Black Lake band used the name "Stony Rapids", which is now the name of a separate community 20 kilometres (12 mi) northwest and downstream on the Fond du Lac River, not on reserve land.
Black Lake Dene Nation
- Chicken 224 is 25,819.40 hectares (63,801.1 acres)  . It includes the village of Black Lake (population 1.070 in 2011) and extends from Black Lake up to the border of the village of Stony Rapids and includes territory on both sides of the Fond du Lac River.
- Chicken 225 is 2,183.40 hectares (5,395.3 acres)  (population 0 in 2011) on the north side of Stony Lake on the Fond du Lac River
- Chicken 226 is 4,216.90 hectares (10,420.2 acres) on the eastern end of Black Lake
Black Lake First Nation had a total registered membership of 2,044 with 1,592 members residing on-reserve and 452 members residing at locations off-reserve in September, 2013. It is a member of the Prince Albert Grand Council.
|Canada census – Black Lake Denesuline First Nation community profile|
|Population:||1,070 (-3.5% from 2006)||1,109 (+5.2% from 2001)|
|Land area:||234.44 km2 (90.52 sq mi)||234.44 km2 (90.52 sq mi)|
|Population density:||4.6/km2 (12/sq mi)||4.7/km2 (12/sq mi)|
|Median age:||22.5 (M: 22.4, F: 22.8)||20.9 (M: 20.8, F: 21.1)|
|Total private dwellings:||234||227|
|Median household income:|
|References: 2011 2006 earlier|
Like nearby Stony Rapids, for most of the year Black Lake is not accessible via road from the rest of the province. There is a local secondary highway providing access between it and Stony Rapids, however, during winter a seasonal road connects the area to Saskatchewan Provincial Road 905 and points south.
The Athabasca Health Facility completed in 2003 at the cost of $12.7 million provides health care services to the Athabasca region. The hospital, located on reserve land (Chicken 224) adjacent to the northern hamlet of Stony Rapids, is part of the Athabasca Health Authority.
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