Star Blanket Cree Nation

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A member of the Star Blanket Cree Nation in 1930

Star Blanket Cree Nation is a First Nations band government in Saskatchewan, Canada. Its reserves are in the Fort Qu'Appelle area.[1] The Star Blanket Cree Nation is one of the bands covered by Treaty 4.

Etymology[edit]

The Star Blanket Cree Nation is named for its Chief Ahchacoosacootacoopetis (acâhkosa kâ-otakohpit, "one who has stars for a blanket"), who assumed the position in 1875.[2]

Indian Reserves[edit]

The band governs 14 reserves:[3]

  • Star Blanket Indian Reserve No. 83, 18 km northeast of Fort Qu'appelle, 5611.90 ha.
  • Star Blanket Indian Reserve No. 83-D, 253.10 ha.
  • Star Blanket Indian Reserve No. 83B, Lot 35 & 36 Block 3 in Town of Fort Qu'Appelle, 0.20 ha.
  • Star Blanket Indian Reserve No. 83C, 18 km northeast of Lipton, 320 ha.
  • Star Blanket Indian Reserve No. 83E, 318.50 ha.
  • Star Blanket Indian Reserve No. 83F, 65.10 ha.
  • Star Blanket Indian Reserve No. 83G, 128.20 ha.
  • Star Blanket Indian Reserve No. 83H, 65.10 ha.
  • Star Blanket Indian Reserve No. 83I, 191.80 ha.
  • Star Blanket Indian Reserve No. 83J, 260.60 ha.
  • Star Blanket Indian Reserve No. 83K, 375.40 ha.
  • Star Blanket Indian Reserve No. 83L, 128.10 ha.
  • Treaty Four Reserve Grounds Indian Reserve No. 77, adjacent to and west of Fort Qu'appelle, 37.90 ha. (shared with 33 other bands[4]
  • Wa-Pii Moos-toosis (White Calf) Indian Reserve No. 83A, 22.30 ha.

Chiefs[edit]

Chief Ahchacoosacootacoopetis (acâhkosa kâ-otakohpit, "one who has stars for a blanket"), who assumed the position in 1875.[2]

Chief Michael Starr c. 2019[5]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Indian and Northern Affairs Canada "First Nation Profile"
  2. ^ a b Barry, Bill (2005). Geographic Names of Saskatchewan. Regina, Saskatchewan: People Places Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-897010-19-2.
  3. ^ Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Reserves/Settlements/Villages Detail
  4. ^ Indian and Northern Affairs Canada Reserves/Villages/Settlements Detail Archived 2014-05-02 at the Wayback Machine
  5. ^ Wilson, Katelyn (February 13, 2019). "First Nations University of Canada becomes first urban reserve for educational purposes". 101.5 The Wolf. Retrieved 2019-08-09.