Historical and Alternate Community Names
Maurice, Maurice Piché
Black Lake is a Denesųłiné (Dene) First Nation located to the far north of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. They are signatories to Treaty 8, which the group signed in 1899. At this time, Black Lake and Fond du Lac First Nations were a single group called Maurice Piché, however, the two split into separate nations in 1949. As of 2022, has a registered population of 2,292.
- A Brief History of the Black Lake Community
- A Brief Summary of Dene Cultural History in Western Canada
- Dene Justice and Legal Traditions
Support Services and Programs Available to Community Members
- 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.
“Indigenous Saskatchewan Encyclopedia | University of Saskatchewan,” accessed November 29, 2022, https://teaching.usask.ca/indigenoussk/index.php.
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.