Historical and Alternate Community Names
Clear Lake, Peter Pond
Reserves, Settlements, and Villages
Dillon, Peter Pond Lake Indian Reserve No. 193
Buffalo River Dene 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, Buffalo River and Birch Narrows were one nation called Peter Pond, however, the groups separated in 1972. As of 2022, Buffalo River has a registered population of 1,669.
- A Brief History of the Buffalo River 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.
“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.