Clearwater River Dene

Reserves, Settlements, and Villages

Clearwater River Dene 222, Clearwater River Dene Band 221, Clearwater River Dene Band 223, La Loche Indian Settlement

 General Information

Clearwater River Dene is a Denesųłiné (Dene) First Nation located to the north-west of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. They are signatories to Treaty 8, which the group signed in 1899. As of 2022, Clearwater River Dene has a registered population of 2,957.

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Works Consulted

Government of Canada; Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada; Communications Branch, “First Nation Profiles,” fact sheet; resource list, November 14, 2008,

“Indigenous Saskatchewan Encyclopedia | University of Saskatchewan,” accessed November 29, 2022,

Library and Archives Canada, “Indexes of Western First Nations Bands: Languages, Agencies, Inspectorates, and Regional Offices,” August 18, 2022,