English River First Nation

Historical and Alternate Community Names

William Apisis, Grassy Narrow Dene 

Reserves, Settlements, and Villages

Cree Lake Indian Reserve No. 192G, Dipper Rapids 192C, Elak Dase 192A, Barkwell Bay Indian Reserve, Beauval Forks Reserve 1, Cable Bay Cree Lake Indian Reserve, Flatstone Lake Indian Reserve, Leaf Rapids Reserve, Mawdsley Lake Reserve 1, Slush Lake Reserve 192Q, English River Indian Reserve No. 192H, Grasswoods Indian Reserve No. 192J, Lake Ile à la Crosse 192E, Knee Lake 192B, La Plonge 192, Primeau Lake 192F, Wapachewunak 192D

General Information

English River First Nation is a Denesųłiné (Dene) Community located to the north-east of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. They are signatories to Treaty 10, which the group signed in 1906. As of 2022, English River First Nation has a registered population of 1,747.

Support Services and Programs Available to Community Members

English River

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.