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Little Black Bear First Nation


Located just north of Balcarres, Saskatchewan, is an Ojibway/Cree Little Black Bear First Nation. Below are google earth photos of File Hills Reserve. You must remember it includes Little Black Bear, Okanese, Starblanket and Peepeekisis. All four are a same Reserve. In Ojibway, they pronounce Little Black Bear like this: Ma-ka-de Ma-cos. There are a total of two Reserves which make up this Little Black Bear First Nation. They cover 7,901.7 total hectares or 19,525 total acres. Their on-Reserve population is 137 according to 2016's census. They have 43 dwellings with 34 lived. Average household size is 4.0 persons per household. Ojibway Language has died out there. There are only two real communities at File Hills Reserve. One located at Peepeekisis and one at Okanese. Oganiiz is located near this Reserves center, while Peepeekisis is located in it's extreme southern portion. Little Black Bear District has a population of 137. Okanese has a population of 175. Peepeekisis has a population of 491. Peepeekisis District has less lakes compared to those other districts. They, thus, have more space to expand their housing units to. Starblanket has a population of 175. All populations are from 2016's census. File Hills Reserve has many lakes. Total on-Reserve population for File Hills Reserve is 978. File Hills Reserve covers an area of 134.2 sq. mi. or 347.706 sq. km.



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