Historical and Alternate Community Names

Okanees, O'kanees, O'kaneese, O'Kanes, O'Kanese, O'Kanise, Okeeneese, O'Kinishe, Ookenis, Reserve no. 082

Reserves, Settlements, and Villages

Okanese Indian Reserve No. 82 (various), Okanese Indian Reserve No. 85(G), Treaty Four Reserve Grounds No. 77

General Information

Okanese First Nation is a Nêhiyaw (Cree), Saulteaux (Anishinaabe), and Nakota community located to the north-east of Regina, Saskatchewan. They are signatories to Treaty 4, which the group signed in 1875.  As of 2022, The Okanese has a registered population of 748.

Support Services and Programs Available to Community Member


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.