Birch Narrows

Historical and Alternate Community Names

Clear Lake, Peter Pond, Turnor Lake

Reserves, Settlements, and Villages

Churchill Lake 193A, Turnor Lake 193B, Turnor Lake 194

General Information

Birch Narrows First Nation is a Denesųłiné (Dene) Community located to the north of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan.  They are signatories to Treaty 10, which the group signed in 1906. At this time, Birch Narrows and Buffalo River were one nation called Peter Pond, however, the groups separated in 1972. As of 2022, Birch Narrows First Nation has a registered population of 923.

Support Services and Programs Available to Community Members

Birch Narrows

Works Consulted

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

“The Encyclopedia of Saskatchewan | Entry List (A-Z),” accessed November 29, 2022,

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