Historical and Alternate Community Names
Keemeemostayo, Keeneemootayo, Kenamotargee, Kenematoyo, Kenemolayoo, Kenemosayoo, Kenemotagee, Kenemotay, Kenemotayee, Kenemotayo, Kenemotayoo, Kennemotayo, Kinematayo, Pelican Lake, Pelican Lake Indians, Reserve no. 118, Sasewahum, Saskatchewan, Saysewahim, Saysewahum, Saysowakim, Stony Lake, Whitefish Lake
Reserves, Settlements, and Villages
Big River 118, Big River 118A
Big River is a Nêhiyaw (Cree) First Nation located to the north-west of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. They are signatories to Treaty 6, which the group signed in 1878. As of 2022, Big River has a registered population of 3,888.
- Big River First Nation Website
- A Brief History of the Big River Community
- A Brief Summary of Cree Cultural History in Western Canada
- Cree Justice and Legal Traditions
- Trapping, Traplines, and Northern Lifeways
- Residential School List
- Day School List
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.