Waterhen Lake First Nation

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Not to be confused with the Skownan First Nation, formerly known as the Waterhen First Nation.

Waterhen Lake First Nation (Cree: Sîkîp Sâkahikan) is a Cree First Nation band government located in northwestern Saskatchewan, Canada. As of September 2012 the total membership of the Waterhen Lake First Nation was 1896. There were 953 members living on reserve and 942 members living off reserve.[1] The First Nation is a member of the MLTC Program Services, a regional tribal Chiefs' Council. The First Nation is also a signatory to the Adhesion to Treaty 6 in 1921.[2]


The current elected leadership of the community consists of Chief Joanne Roy and six Councillors: Ableheza Ernest, Blaine Fiddler, Dustin Ross Fiddler, Karnella Fiddler, David Fleury, and Dennis Martell. Their current elected term expires on December 23rd, 2018.

To assist the elected officials in their duties, the current Band Manager is Kelly Fiddler.

Indian reserves[edit]

The Waterhen Lake First Nation's reserve is the 7972.2 ha Waterhen Indian Reserve No. 130, located 39 km north of Meadow Lake and east of the Meadow Lake Provincial Park in northwest Saskatchewan.


With a population of approximately 1896 members, the Waterhen Lake First Nation serves its band members in the form of capital projects, health and social programming and cultural activities.


  1. ^ "AANDC (First Nation Profiles)". Retrieved 2012-10-12. 
  2. ^ Charles V. Fiddler, "Waterhen Lake Reserve: An Ethno-History from 1921-1993", M.Ed. Thesis, University of Saskatchewan, Fall 1994

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