Big Island First Nation of Saskatchewan


These Saulteaux Ojibway's live adjacent to Lac des Iles in Saskatchewan. They signed an adhesion to Treaty Six in 1913. Ojibway's from Big Island First Nation are descended from chief Big Bears Saulteaux Ojibway's that evaded new treaty. Chief Big Bear never accepted new treaty. Thus, why 1885's Northwest Rebellion happened! Their on-Reserve population is 808 according to 2016's census. They have 165 dwellings with 132 lived in. Average household size is 6.2 persons per household. Around 445 speak Corrupted Ojibway Language which is what Lewis and Clark called Cree Language, at Big Island First Nation of Saskatchewan. Their territory is within chief Big Bears original Reserve from 1885. However, whites have illegally established many farms in that location. Big Island First Nation is to it's north, within Canada's Boreal Forest. In 1885, Big Bears Reserve extended from east of Prince Albert, to a location where Saddle Lake Reserve is in Alberta. We can extend Big Bears Reserve north where Prince Albert National Park is, then slightly northwest to where Big Island First Nation of Saskatchewan and Waterhen Reserve is. Where North Saskatchewan Rivers mouth enters Saskatchewan River in Saskatchewan, was Big Bears Reserve's east boundary. North Saskatchewan River was Big Bears Reserve southern boundary. Citizens of Big Island First Nation, are descended from chief Big Bears Reserve in Alberta and Saskatchewan. Many Ojibway's from around Makwa Lake in Saskatchewan, moved further north and settled between Cold Lake, Lac Ile a La Crosse and Montreal Lake. They retreated to that area after 1885's war.



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