Buffalo River Dene Nation

Historical and Alternate Community Names

Clear Lake, Peter Pond

Reserves, Settlements, and Villages

Dillon, Peter Pond Lake Indian Reserve No. 193

General Information

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.

Support Services and Programs Available to Community Members

Buffalo River

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.