Whitefish Lake First Nation of Alberta


Located about 11.1 miles or 17.8 kilometres north of Saddle Lake Reserve, Alberta is Whitefish Lake 128 First Nation which was one of chief Big Bears Reserves. This Reserve of this First Nation, covers an area of 50.93 sq. km. or 19.7 sq. mi. or 5,093 total hectares or 12,585 total acres. It's much smaller than Saddle Lake who they are closely related to. On-Reserve population is 1,310. That's according to 2016's census. During 1885's Northwest Rebellion, this region between Whitefish Lake First Nation of Alberta, Saddle Lake and Frog Lake was an active war zone. However, very little fighting happened in it's region. They are Saulteaux Ojibways who originally lived in Montana. During 1876-1877's Black Hills War in Montana, chiefs Big Bear and Sitting Bull, led 10,000's of Montana Ojibway's to Alberta's and Saskatchewan's Cypress Hills. Chief Big Bear agreed to locate with his subjects, to near Fort Pitt, Saskatchewan. After reaching that region, they found locations to live at. One is Whitefish Lake 128. They speak Corrupted Ojibway Language which is what Lewis and Clark called Cree Language.



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