This Chippewan (Chipewyan) city is located 55 miles northwest of Buffalo Narrows. La Loche, Saskatchewan has a large mixed blood population living with the Chippewa's. They are supposedly an extension of the Clearwater Dene. Over 100 non Indians live in the village. According to the 2011 census, the population of La Loche, Saskatchewan is 2,611. It increased by 263 from the 2006 census. Many of the villages streets are unpaved but La Loche is a beautiful small city. It covers 15.59 sq. km., or 6.0 sq. mi. The Chippewan community of Clearwater River is located 3 miles to the northwest. La Loche has a total of 700 housing units with 635 occupied. It has an average household size of 4.1 persons per housing unit which is near normal for Chippewa settlements. The Anishinabe language (in the corrupted Dene form) is spoken by nearly everyone. Around 25 speak the Cree dialect of the Anishinabe language. La Loche is situated along the eastern shores of the large lake known as Lac La Loche. About 7 miles to the south is the small village of Black Point. This community is a part of the Chippewa Treaty 11 Reservation. Below are several google earth photos of the Akaitcho Nation community of La Loche.