Pine Creek First Nation

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Pine Creek is located in Manitoba
Pine Creek
Pine Creek
Location of Pine Creek in Manitoba

The Pine Creek First Nation is a Saulteaux First Nation in Manitoba, Canada. The First Nation's homeland is Pine Creek 66A Reserve, located approximately 110 kilometres north of Dauphin along the southwestern shore of Lake Winnipegosis between the communities of Camperville and Duck Bay. The Rural Municipality of Mountain (South) borders it on the southwest.

The current chief of Pine Creek First Nation is Karen Batson, elected in January 2017[1] The Tribal Council affiliated with this First Nation is West Region Tribal Council. Pine Creek First Nation is part of Treaty 4. This treaty was signed in 1874 and is also known as the "Qu'Appelle Treaty."

Pine Creek 66A Reserve is 8,111.7 hectare (20,044.4 acre). Along with 32 other First Nations, Pine Creek First Nation also holds interest on the 37.1 hectare (91.7 acre) Treaty Four Reserve Grounds (Indian Reserve No. 77), located adjacent to Fort Qu'Appelle.

As of 2013, the First Nation's registered population was 3,188, with 1,058 members living on reserves or crown land and 2,130 members living off reserve.[2]

The primary language spoken on the reserve is Saulteaux.

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The community had a two-storey steeple church erected 1906-1910, but it was destroyed in a fire in 1930. A second church with a single steeple was reconstructed using the first building's salvageable stone walls.

Pine Creek First Nation had a residential school on its Reserve, built 1894-1897. The large four-storey school building was destroyed in 1972.

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Coordinates: 52°03′34″N 100°11′48″W / 52.05944°N 100.19667°W / 52.05944; -100.19667