Black Lake

Historical and Alternate Community Names

Maurice, Maurice Piché, Stony Rapids

Reserves, Settlements, and Villages

Chicken Indian Reserve No. 224, Chicken Indian Reserve No. 225, Chicken Indian Reserve No. 226

General Information

Black Lake is a Denesųłiné (Dene) First Nation located to the far north of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan.  They are signatories to Treaty 8, which the group signed in 1899. At this time, Black Lake and Fond du Lac First Nations were a single group called Maurice Piché, however, the two split into separate nations in 1949. As of 2022, has a registered population of 2,292.

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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,