Onion Lake Cree Nation, comprising the adjacent Makaoo 120 and Seekaskootch 119 Indian reserves, is a Cree First Nation band government in Canada that straddles the Alberta/ Saskatchewan provincial border approximately 50 km (31 mi) north of the City of Lloydminster. [1 ]
It is within Alberta's
County of Vermilion River and Saskatchewan's Rural Municipality of Frenchman Butte No. 501 at the intersection of Highway 17 and Alberta Highway 641/ Saskatchewan Highway 797. [2 ]
The Makaoo 120 reserve is located within both provinces while the Seekaskootch 119 reserve is wholly within Saskatchewan. With the two reserves combined, the Onion Lake Cree Nation has a total land mass of 21,254.6 hectares (52,521 acres), and has 5350 registered First Nations members (as of December, 2012).
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Onion Lake takes its name after the nearby Onion Lake in Saskatchewan located at coordinates
. 53°43′11″N 109°53′33″W / 53.71972°N 109.89250°W
The Onion Lake Cree Nation has four schools within the community, one of which is a Cree immersion program.
Onion Lake, Saskatchewan [ edit ]
The unincorporated area of
Onion Lake is located within the Saskatchewan portion of the Onion Lake Cree Nation at the intersection of [4 ] Highway 17 and Alberta Highway 641/ Saskatchewan Highway 797. [2 ]
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