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Native American Tribes of Alberta

This is an index to the Native American language and cultural information on our website pertaining to Alberta Indian tribes. Some pages contain more information than others. If you belong to an indigenous tribe from Alberta that is not currently listed on this page and you would like to see it here, please contact us about how to contribute information to our site.

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The original inhabitants of the area that is now Alberta included:

The Beaver Nation (Dene Zaa)
The Blackfoot Nation (Siksika, Piikani and Kainai)
The Chipewyan Nation (Dene Suline)
The Cree Nation
The Sioux Nation (Dakota)
The Ojibwe Nation (Anishinaabe)
The Sarcee Nation (Tsuu T'ina)
The Slavey Nation (Dene Tha')
The Stoney Nation (Nakoda/Assiniboine)

Reserves of federally recognized First Nations in Alberta today include:

Alexander First Nation (Cree)
PO Box 3419
Morinville, Alberta T8R 1S3
Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation
PO Box 7
Glenevis, Alberta T0E 0X0
Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation
PO Box 366
Ft. Chipewyan, Alberta T0P 1B0
Beaver First Nation
PO Box 2700
High Level, Alberta T0H 1Z0
Beaver Lake Cree Nation
PO Box 960
Lac La Biche, Alberta T0A 2C0
Bigstone Cree Nation
General Delivery
Desmarais, Alberta T0G 0T0
Blood First Nation (Blackfoot)
PO Box 60
Standoff, Alberta T0L 1Y0
Chipewyan Prairie First Nation
General Delivery
Chard, Alberta T0P 1G0
Cold Lake First Nations (Cree)
PO Box 1769
Cold Lake, Alberta T9M 1P4
Dene Tha' First Nation (Slavey)
PO Box 120
Chateh, Alberta T0H 0S0
Driftpile First Nation (Crees)
General Delivery
Driftpile, Alberta T0G 0V0
Duncan's First Nation (Crees)
PO Box 148
Brownvale, Alberta T0H 0L0
Enoch Cree Nation
PO Box 29
Enoch, Alberta T7X 3Y3
Ermineskin Cree Nation
PO Box 219
Maskwacis, Alberta T0C 1N0
Fort McKay First Nation (Crees)
PO Box 5360
Ft. McMurray, Alberta T9H 3G4
Ft. McMurray First Nation (Crees)
PO Box 6130
Ft. McMurray, Alberta T9H 4W1
Frog Lake First Nation (Cree)
General Delivery
Frog Lake, Alberta T0A 1M0
Heart Lake First Nation (Cree)
PO Box 447
Lac La Biche, Alberta T0A 2C0
Horse Lake First Nation (Beaver)
PO Box 303
Hythe, Alberta T0H 2C0
Kapawe'no First Nation (Cree)
PO Box 10
Grouard, Alberta T0G 1C0
Kehewin Cree Nation
PO Box 220
Kehewin, Alberta T0A 1C0
Little Red River Cree Nation
PO Box 1165
High Level, Alberta T0H 1Z0
Loon River First Nation (Cree)
PO Box 189
Red Earth Creek, Alberta T0G 1X0
Lubicon Lake First Nation (Cree)
PO Box 6731
Peace River, Alberta T8S 1S5
Mikisew Cree First Nation
PO Box 90
Ft. Chipewyan, Alberta T0P 1B0
Louis Bull Tribe (Cree)
PO Box 130
Maskwacis, Alberta T0C 1N0
Montana First Nation (Cree)
PO Box 70
Maskwacis, Alberta T0C 1N0
O'Chiese First Nation (Saulteaux)
PO Box 1570
Rocky Mountain House, Alberta T4T 1B2
Paul First Nation (Cree/Nakoda)
PO Box 89
Duffield, Alberta T0E 0N0
Peerless Trout First Nation (Cree)
PO Box 128
Peerless Lake, Alberta T0G 2W0
Peigan Reserve (Blackfoot)
PO Box 70
Brocket, Alberta T0K 0H0
Saddle Lake Cree Nation
PO Box 100
Saddle Lake, Alberta T0A 3T0
Samson Cree Nation
PO Box 159
Hobbema, Alberta T0C 1N0
Sawridge First Nation (Cree)
PO Box 326
Slave Lake, Alberta T0G 2A0
Siksika First Nation (Blackfoot)
PO Box 1100
Siksika, Alberta T0H 3W0
Stoney First Nation
PO Box 40
Morley, Alberta T0L 1N0
Sturgeon Lake First Nation (Cree)
PO Box 757
Valleyview, Alberta T0H 3N0
Sucker Creek First Nation (Cree)
PO Box 65
Enilda, Alberta T0G 0W0
Sunchild First Nation (Cree)
PO Box 747
Rocky Mountain House, Alberta T4T 1A5
Swan River First Nation (Cree)
PO Box 270
Kinuso, Alberta T0G 1K0
Tallcree First Nation (Cree)
PO Box 100
Ft. Vermilion, Alberta T0H 1N0
Tsuu T'ina First Nation (Sarcee)
9911 Chula Boulevard
Tsuu T'ina, Alberta T2W 6H6
Whitefish Lake First Nation (Cree)
General Delivery
Atikameg, Alberta T0G 0C0
Woodland Cree First Nation
General Delivery
Cadotte Lake, Alberta T0H 0N0

Other Aboriginal communities of Alberta include:

Alberta Metis Nation
100-11738 Kingsway Ave
Edmonton, AB T5G 0X5

Teaching and learning activities about Alberta First Nations:

Feel free to print these out for classroom use!

*Alberta Language Greetings: Learn to say "hello" in several Native Alberta languages.
*Alberta Native Animals: Learn the Native American names of Alberta animals.
*Alberta Indian Facts for Kids: Answers to frequently asked questions about the First Nations of Alberta.
    We currently have pages for the Blackfoot, Cree, and Ojibway tribes.

Recommended books about Alberta Native Americans:

Those Who Know: Interesting book of interviews with Alberta Native elders.
The People: Historical Guide to the First Nations of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.
The Story of the Blackfoot People: Excellent book on Blackfoot traditions produced by a Native Alberta museum.
My People, the Bloods: Book about the Kainai (Blood) Indians of Alberta.
*The Plains Cree: Ethnography of the Cree Indians of Saskatchewan and Alberta.
War Paint: Art book of traditional buffalo-hide paintings of the Blackfoot and Sarcee Indians.

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Other resources about American Indian history, culture and society in Alberta province:

Indian Association of Alberta: Organization promoting indigenous rights in Alberta.
Alberta Aboriginal Affairs: Homepage of the Alberta government office overseeing Native American affairs.
Native Counselling Services of Alberta: Providing social services to First Nations and Metis people in Alberta.
Alberta Native Hockey Association: Homepage of Alberta's provincial Aboriginal hockey league.
Alberta First Nations & Métis: Historical and cultural information about Alberta Natives.
Introduction to the Archaeology of Alberta: Information about Paleo-Indian artifacts and settlement sites in Alberta.
Aboriginal Place Names of Alberta: List of placenames in Alberta Native languages, with their English translations.

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