Historical and Alternate Community Names
Kahmawiskahwasit, Kahmawistahmasits, Kahmawistahwassits, Kahmeeyestoowaegs, Kahmeeyistoowaysit, Okeemasees, Okemas's, Okenasis, Okimasis, Saswapaw, Saswapew, Saswapey, Saswaypew, Saswaypoo, Saswaysew, Sawapee, Sayswaypeo, Seekwahnis, Duck Lake
Beardy’s and Okemasis is a Nêhiyaw (Cree) First Nation located to the south-west of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. They are signatories to Treaty 6, which the group signed in 1876. As of 2022, Beardy’s and Okemasis First Nation has a registered population of 3,668.
- A Brief History of the Beardy's and Okemasis Community
- A Brief Summary of Cree Cultural History in Western Canada
- Trapping, Traplines, and Northern Lifeways
- Cree Justice and Legal Traditions
Support Services and Programs Available to Community Members
- 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.