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Native American Tribes of Saskatchewan

This is an index to the Native American language and cultural information on our website pertaining to Saskatchewan Indian tribes. Some pages contain more information than others. If you belong to an indigenous tribe from Saskatchewan 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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Did you know the name "Saskatchewan" is an Algonquian Indian word? It comes from a Cree name meaning "swift river." The Crees were not the only native people to live in this region, however.

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

The Assiniboine
The Chipewyan (Dene)
The Plains Cree
The Dakota Sioux
The Gros Ventre
The Ojibway

Federally recognized First Nations in Saskatchewan today include:

Big River First Nation (Cree)
PO Box 519
Debden, Saskatchewan S0J 0S0

Buffalo River Dene Nation
General Delivery
Dillon, Saskatchewan S0M 0S0

Clearwater River Dene First Nation
PO Box 389
La Roche, Saskatchewan S0M 1G0

Cumberland House Cree Nation
PO Box 220
Cumberland House, Saskatchewan S0E 0S0

Flying Dust First Nation (Cree)
8001 Flying Dust Reserve
Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan S9X 1T8

Keeseekoose First Nation (Ojibway)
PO Box 1120
Kamsack, Saskatchewan S0A 1S0

Lucky Man Cree Nation
103B Packham Ave, Suite 103
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7N 4K4
http://www.luckyman.ca/

Muskeg Lake First Nation (Cree)
PO Box 248
Marcelin, Saskatchewan S0J 1R0
http://www.muskeglake.com/

Onion Lake First Nation (Cree)
PO Box 100
Onion Lake, Saskatchewan S0M 2E0

Red Pheasant First Nation (Cree)
PO Box 70
Cando, Saskatchewan S0K 0V0

Sakimay First Nation (Cree)
PO Box 339
Grenfell, Saskatchewan S0G 2B0

Saulteaux First Nation (Ojibway)
PO Box 159
Cochin, Saskatchewan S0M 0L0

Shoal Lake of the Cree Nation
General Delivery
Pakwaw, Saskatchewan S0E 1G0

Wahpeton Dakota Nation
PO Box 128
Prince Albert, Saskatchewan S0G 0C0

Other Aboriginal communities of Saskatchewan include:

Metis Nation of Saskatchewan
219 Robin Crescent
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan S7L 6M8
http://www.metisnation-sask.com/

Recommended books about Saskatchewan Native Americans:

*Saskatchewan First Nations: Lives Past and Present: Large collection of biographies and memoirs of Saskatchewan Indians.
Northern Passage: An interesting book about a white student's experiences living among the Northern Dene Indians.
*The Plains Cree: Ethnography of the Cree Indians of Saskatchewan and Alberta.

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

Federation of Saskatchewan Indian Nations: Coalition of 72 Saskatchewan First Nations.
Saskatchewan Indian Cultural Centre: Information on Saskatchewan First Nations history and culture.
First Nations and Métis Relations: Website of the official government department.



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