Historical and Alternate Community Names

Comees, Cow wecess, Cow weecess, Cow' ess, Coweses, Cowesis, Kawazauce, Kaweyance, Little Boy, Little Child, Reserve no. 073

Reserves, Settlements, and Villages

Cowessess Indian Reserve No. 73, Cowessess Indian Reserve No. 73A, Treaty Four Reserve Grounds No. 77

General Information

Cowessess is a Saulteaux and Cree First Nation located to the east of Regina, Saskatchewan. They have been adherents to Treaty 4 since 1874. As of 2022, Cowessess has a registered population of 4,417.

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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,