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Starblanket First Nation


Located near Balcarres, Saskatchewan, is Star Blanket First Nation. Below is a map of this Reserve and google earth photos of File Hills Reserve. You must remember it includes Little Black Bear, Okanese and Peepeekisis also. All four are a same Reserve. According to 2016's census, Star Blanket First Nation on-Reserve population is 175. They have 59 dwellings with 48 lived in. Average household size is 3.5 persons per household. Ojibway Language is no longer spoken there. Their (File Hills Reserve) principle ogima or chief, was an Ojibway or Saulteaux chief named Okanis. His names means Little Bone in Saulteaux Ojibway. He signed an adhesion to treaty four on September 9, 1875. These Ojibway People were known to have lived in them Cypress Hills which means they were originally from Montana and fled up to them Cypress Hills during 1876-1877's War in Montana. So were Little Black Bear, Okanese and Peepeekisis. Star Blanket First Nation shares File Hills Reserve with Little Black Bear which has an on-Reserve population of 137. Okanese which has an on-Reserve population of 175 and Peepeekisis which has an on-Reserve population of 491. At all four districts, their population is decreasing. According to 2016's census, 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.



Map of File Hills Reserve

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