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Onion Lake First Nation


This Saulteaux Ojibway Reserve is a part of Jackfish Lake Saulteaux People (aka Sunchild which is another of chief Rocky Boy's names) and located in Saskatchewan and Alberta. They are a community or communities of chief Big Bears Reserve. There are two distinct communities of Onion Lake First Nation. Seekaskootch Reserve in Saskatchewan and Makaoo in Saskatchewan and Alberta. Seekaskootch Reserve has an on-Reserve population of 2,574 according to 2016's census. They have 639 dwellings with 578 lived in. Average household size is 4.4 persons per household. Around 740 speak Corrupted Ojibway Language which is what Lewis and Clark called Cree Language. Makaoo Reserve in Alberta and Saskatchewan, has an on-Reserve population of 726 (518 in Saskatchewan and 208 in Alberta) according to 2016's census. They have 179 dwellings with 165 lived in. Average household size is 4.4 persons per household. Around 810 speak Corrupted Ojibway Language which is what Lewis and Clark called Cree Language, at Makaoo Reserve. Onion Lake First Nation on-Reserve population is 3,300 according to 2016's census. Most can trace their ancestry to Montana.



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