Community profile for Canoe Lake Cree Nation
Canoe Lake Cree First Nation
CANOE NARROWS SK S0M 0K0
Phone: (306) 829-2150
Fax: (306) 829-2101
The Canoe Lake Cree Nation (CLCN) consists of three parcels of land in Northern Saskatchewan. The original reserve is located 39 kilometres southwest of Ile-a-la-Crosse and is located 140 kilometres north of Meadow Lake on Highway 903. CLCN added 5,390 hectares (13,320.71 acres) of land to reserve status through the Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE) process. This new land is located 40 kilometres from the existing reserve land.
CLCN Indian Reserve #165 is comprised of two parcels; with the main area being 120 kilometres north of Meadow Lake. This area houses the Village of Canoe Lake and the CLCN administration office. The second parcel is located 80 kilometres north of Meadow Lake. CLCN Indian Reserve 165A, which makes up the third parcel is called Eagles Lake, is located approximately 35 kilometres to the east of Meadow Lake; further removed from the two areas that constitute Indian Reserve 165. The CLCN land base is as follows:
- CLCN Indian Reserve #165 consists of 2,450 hectares (6,053.97 acres);
- CLCN Indian Reserve #165A consists of 1,187 hectares (2,934.36 acres):
- CLCN Indian Reserve #165B consists of 217.2 hectares (536.73 acres);
- Eagles Lake Indian Reserve #165C consists of 3,448.2 hectares (8,520.51 acres);
- Wepuskow Sahgaiechan Indian Reserve # 165D consists of 5,391.2 hectares (13,321.70 acres
The most recent lands added to reserve statue through Treaty Land Entitlement:
- Onikahp Sahghikansis Indian Reserve # 165E; and
- Roadside Indian Reserve # 165F.
Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE)
Under Treaty Land Entitlement (TLE), the CLCN can purchase up to an additional 20,224.19
hectares (49,973.33 acres).
- Shortfall – 2,786.3 hectares (6,885 acres)
- Equity acres – 20,224.19 hectares (49,973.33 acres)
- Reserve creation – 6,897.03 hectares (17,042.33 acres)
CLCN has a total registered membership of 2,222 with 982 members residing on-reserve and 1,240 members residing at locations off-reserve as of March, 2013. The first language is Cree.