Shoal Lake Cree Nation

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Shoal Lake Cree Nation
Country Canada
Province Saskatchewan
ReservesShoal Lake 28A
SettlementsPakwaw Lake
AffiliationsPrince Albert Grand Council
EstablishedTreaty 5
Ethnic groupCree
 • TypeFirst Nations Band government
 • ChiefNorma Bear
 • CouncillorsKevin Bear, Clyde Young, Floyd Flett, Eldon Whitecap
(October, 2018)
 • Total1,081 registered members
WebsitePrince Albert Grand Council

Shoal Lake Cree Nation is a First Nations band government in Saskatchewan, Canada located 98 kilometres (61 mi) east of Nipawin. The Cree First Nation is on the Carrot River and can be accessed by Highway 55. Nearby to the west is the Red Earth First Nation.


The total registered population was 1,081 as of October, 2018 with 889 members living on reserve. Shoal Lake First Nation has one reserve "Shoal Lake 28A" which has an area of 1,479 hectares (3,650 acres) at coordinates 53°28′52″N 102°37′47″W / 53.4812°N 102.6297°W / 53.4812; -102.6297.[1]

Through a Custom Electoral System the members elect a Chief and 4 councillors. The band office is located in the settlement of Pakwaw Lake on the reserve.[1]

The Wacihk Education Complex in Pakwaw Lake offers kindergarten to grade 12 to about 220 students.[3][4]


  1. ^ a b c "AANDC (Shoal Lake First Nation)". Retrieved 2015-01-31.
  2. ^ "AANDC (First Nations Map Of Saskatchewan)". Retrieved 2015-01-31.
  3. ^ "Wacihk Education Complex". Retrieved 2015-01-31.
  4. ^ "Saskbiz community profile". Retrieved 2015-01-31.