The Sturgeon Lake First Nation entered into Treaty with the Crown in 1876, signing Treaty Six at Fort Carlton. Under Treaty Six the Cree and Saulteaux Peoples of Northern Prairies agreed to share their territory with the newcomers on condition that they and their decedents would receive a number of benefits as, “long as the sun shines, the rivers flow and the grass grows”. Today, the Chief & Council of the Sturgeon Lake First Nation continue to the struggle to uphold and maintain the spirit and intent of their Treaty with the Crown as well as to preserve and enhance their inherent rights as protected by the Treaty.
It is the purpose of their site to promote and evolve a vision for our future and for the future of those generations yet unborn. Chief and Council and the people of Sturgeon Lake will now be enabled to effectively communicate with each other no matter where individuals may reside.
Accountable – To ensure that Chief & Council are accountable within their portfolios.
Communication – To facilitate communication on the programs & services for our people.
Educational – To provide an educational tool on our history, language, culture and traditions.
Location and Size
Sturgeon Lake Reserves 101 and 101A are located 55 kilometers north west of the City of Prince Albert. The two reserves are in the Forest Fringe area of Saskatchewan. Just over half of the nearly 2,200 members of the First Nation live on reserve. Most of the other members live in the cities of Prince Albert and Saskatoon.
Registered Population as of November, 2009
Source: INAC November 2009
|Residency||# of People|
|Registered Males On Own Reserve||873|
|Registered Females On Own Reserve||828|
|Registered Males On Other Reserves||18|
|Registered Females On Other Reserves||19|
|Registered Males On Own Crown Land||0|
|Registered Females On Own Crown Land||0|
|Registered Males On Other Band Crown Land||0|
|Registered Females On Other Band Crown Land||0|
|Registered Males On No Band Crown Land||0|
|Registered Females On No Band Crown Land||0|
|Registered Males Off Reserve||372|
|Registered Females Off Reserve||419|
|Total Registered Population||2558|