First Nations in Saskatchewan

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First Nations in Saskatchewan constitute many Native Canadian band governments. First Nations ethnicities in the province include the Cree, Assiniboine, Saulteaux, Dene and Dakota. Historically, the Atsina and Blackfoot could also be found at various times.

"In 1992, the federal and provincial governments signed a historic land claim agreement with Saskatchewan First Nations. Under the Agreement, the First Nations received money to buy land on the open market. As a result, about 761,000 acres have been turned into reserve land and many First Nations continue to invest their settlement dollars in urban areas."[1]

List of band governments[edit]

Treaty 4[edit]

Nation Main reserves Population (2019)[2]
Total On reserve On other land Off reserve
Carry the Kettle Nakoda First Nation 2,921 892 0 2,029
Cote First Nation 4,061 1,074 0 2,987
Cowessess First Nation 4,295 846 0 3,449
Day Star First Nation 530 170 0 360
Fishing Lake First Nation 1,842 508 0 1,334
George Gordon First Nation 3,752 1,191 0 2,561
Kahkewistahaw First Nation 2,105 607 0 1,498
Kawacatoose First Nation 3,250 1,157 1 2,092
Keeseekoose First Nation 2,525 711 0 1,814
Kinistin Saulteaux Nation 1,089 339 0 750
Little Black Bear First Nation 592 212 0 380
Muscowpetung Saulteaux Nation 1,475 330 0 1,145
Muskowekwan First Nation 1,963 579 0 1,384
Nekaneet Cree Nation 541 215 1 325
Ocean Man First Nation 561 146 0 415
Ochapowace Nation
Okanese First Nation
Pasqua First Nation
Peepeekisis Cree Nation
Pheasant Rump Nakota First Nation
Piapot First Nation
Standing Buffalo Dakota Nation
Star Blanket Cree Nation
The Key First Nation
White Bear First Nation
Wood Mountain Dakota Sioux Nation
Yellow Quill First Nation
Zagime Anishinabek

Treaty 5[edit]

Nation Main reserves Population (2019)[2]
Total On reserve On other land Off reserve
Cumberland House Cree Nation 1,749 912 0 837
Red Earth Cree Nation 1,892 1,586 0 306
Shoal Lake Cree Nation 1,119 874 1 244

Treaty 6[edit]

Nation Main reserves Population (2019)[2]
Total On reserve On other land Off reserve
Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation 3,670 1,876 3 1,791
Beardy's and Okemasis' Cree Nation 3,538 1,354 0 2,184
Big Island Lake Cree Nation 1,266 887 0 379
Big River First Nation 3,618 2,451 0 1,167
Flying Dust First Nation
Island Lake First Nation
James Smith Cree Nation
Lac La Ronge Indian Band 11,177 6,818 179 4,180
Little Pine First Nation
Lucky Man Cree Nation
Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation
Mistawasis Nêhiyawak
Montreal Lake Cree Nation
Moosomin First Nation
Mosquito, Grizzly Bear's Head, Lean Man First Nations
Muskeg Lake Cree Nation
Muskoday First Nation
One Arrow First Nation
Onion Lake Cree Nation
Pelican Lake First Nation
Peter Ballantyne Cree Nation
Poundmaker Cree Nation
Red Pheasant Cree Nation
Saulteaux First Nation
Sweetgrass First Nation
Sturgeon Lake First Nation
Thunderchild First Nation
Wahpeton Dakota Nation Wahpeton 94
Waterhen Lake First Nation
Witchekan Lake First Nation

Treaty 8[edit]

Nation Main reserves Population (2019)[2]
Total On reserve On other land Off reserve
Black Lake Denesuline First Nation 2,255 1,638 0 617
Clearwater River Dene Nation 2,309 986 0 1,323
Fond du Lac Dene Nation 2,128 1,133 0 995

Treaty 10[edit]

Nation Main reserves Population (2019)[2]
Total On reserve On other land Off reserve
Birch Narrows Dene Nation 833 439 0 394
Buffalo River Dene Nation 1,499 798 0 701
Canoe Lake First Nation
English River First Nation 1,625 778 0 847
Hatchet Lake Dene Nation

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Treaty Land Entitlement – The English River Story, Saskatchewan" Archived 2012-07-14 at the Wayback Machine, Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, accessed 25 November 2011
  2. ^ a b c d e "First Nation Profiles". Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada. Retrieved September 10, 2019.