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Sakimay First Nation


It is one of four Ojibway communities located around Crooked Lakes. Below are google earth photos of Cowessess which is capital of Crooked Lakes Reserve and Kahkewistahaw. Sakimay First Nation has an on-Reserve population of 147 according to a 2016 census. Their on-Reserve population in 2011 was 311. They are not being honest about this district of Crooked Lakes Reserve. They have 170 dwellings with 46 lived in. Average household size is 3.2 persons per household. Around 5 speak corrupted Ojibway which is what Lewis and Clark called Cree Language. Around 5 speak non corrupted Ojibway. At Crooked Lakes Reserve, Ojibway Language has nearly died out. Besides a Saulteaux Ojibway Sakimay District, there are three others that make up Crooked Lakes Reserve. They are Cowessess, Kahkewistahaw and Ochapowace. Total size of Crooked Lakes Reserve is 73,555 hectares or 735.5 sq. km. or 181,758 acres or 284.0 sq. mi. However, that is their original Reserves. Land added on brings it's size to 92,473.6 hectares or 924.7 sq. km. or 228,507 acres or 357.05 sq. mi. Sakimay covers 85.4 sq. km or 33.0 sq. mi. Saulteaux Ojibway ogima (chief) Sakimay, signed Treaty 4 in September of 1874 on behalf of his Saulteaux Ojibway subjects. Their history has links to a Chippeway Exodus out of Montana, during 1876-1877. They settled around Cypress Hills region of Alberta and Saskatchewan. White leaders coerced many to relocate to Crooked Lakes, where they merged with Ojibway People known as Ochapowace and Sakimay, who are both native to southeastern Saskatchewan.



Map of Crooked Lakes Reserve

Cowessess From Road

Cowessess From Road

Cowessess From Road

Cowessess From Road

Cowessess From Road

Cowessess From Road

Cowessess From Road

Cowessess From Road

Cowessess From Road

Kahkewistahaw From Road

Kahkewistahaw From Road

Kahkewistahaw From Road

Kahkewistahaw From Road

Kahkewistahaw From Road

Kahkewistahaw From Road

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