Historical and Alternate Community Names
Joseph Bighead, Lac des Iles
Reserves, Settlements, and Villages
Big Island Lake Cree Territory
Big Island Lake Cree Nation is a Nêhiyaw (Cree) Community located to the north-west of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. The group singed an adhesion to Treaty 6 in 1913. As of 2022, the Big Island Lake First Nation has a registered population of 1,265.
- Big Island Lake Cree Nation Website
- A Brief History of the Big Island Lake Cree Nation 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.