Historical and Alternate Community Names
Clear Lake, Peter Pond, Turnor Lake
Reserves, Settlements, and Villages
Churchill Lake 193A, Turnor Lake 193B, Turnor Lake 194
Birch Narrows First Nation is a Denesųłiné (Dene) Community located to the north of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. They are signatories to Treaty 10, which the group signed in 1906. At this time, Birch Narrows and Buffalo River were one nation called Peter Pond, however, the groups separated in 1972. As of 2022, Birch Narrows First Nation has a registered population of 923.
- A Brief History of the Birch Narrows Community
- A Brief Summary of Dene Cultural History in Western Canada
- Dene Justice and Legal Traditions
- Residential School List
- Day School List
Support Services and Programs Available to Community Members
Directory: FSIN Tribal Council/Independent Affiliation Community Justice Programs
- Works Consulted
Government of Canada; Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada; Communications Branch, “First Nation Profiles,” fact sheet; resource list, November 14, 2008, https://fnp-ppn.aadnc-aandc.gc.ca/fnp/Main/Search/SearchFN.aspx?lang=eng.
“The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan | Entry List (A-Z),” accessed November 29, 2022, https://esask.uregina.ca/entry_list.jsp.
Library and Archives Canada, “Indexes of Western First Nations Bands: Languages, Agencies, Inspectorates, and Regional Offices,” August 18, 2022, https://library-archives.canada.ca/eng/collection/research-help/indigenous-heritage/pages/bands-western-canada.aspx.