Fishing Lake Metis Settlement
Fishing Lake Métis Settlement
"Our Land, Our Culture, Our People, OUR Future"
Location in M.D. of Bonnyville
|Planning region||Lower Athabasca|
|Municipal district||Bonnyville No. 87|
|• Chair||Herb Lehr|
|• Governing body||Fishing Lake Métis Settlement Council, Métis Settlements General Council|
|• Land||355.51 km2 (137.26 sq mi)|
|• Density||1.3/km2 (3/sq mi)|
Fishing Lake Métis Settlement is a Métis settlement in northern Alberta, Canada within the Municipal District of Bonnyville No. 87 and Treaty Six lands. Fishing Lake Métis Settlement was settled by inhabitants of the dissolved St. Paul des Métis settlement and served as a historic Fishing camp to Métis in the region for centuries. It is home to many historical events such as the Frog Lake Resistance and is home to the beginning of the 20th century Métis movement as led by Charles Delorme and J.F Dion. It is located approximately 15 km (9.3 mi) east of Highway 897 and 52 km (32 mi) south of Cold Lake.
As a designated place in the 2016 Census of Population conducted by Statistics Canada, the Fishing Lake Métis Settlement recorded a population of 446 living in 160 of its 190 total private dwellings, a change of 2.3% from its 2011 population of 436. With a land area of 355.51 km2 (137.26 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.3/km2 (3.2/sq mi) in 2016.
As a designated place in the 2011 Census, Fishing Lake had a population of 436 living in 153 of its 170 total dwellings, a change of -9.9% from its 2006 population of 484. With a land area of 355.74 km2 (137.35 sq mi), it had a population density of 1.2256/km2 (3.174/sq mi) in 2011.
The population of the Fishing Lake Métis Settlement according to its 2009 municipal census is 952.
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- "2010 Official Population List" (PDF). Alberta Municipal Affairs. 2010-09-15. Retrieved 2011-05-21.
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