Little Black Bear

Historical and Alternate Community Names

Black River, James Bird, Kuskeetewmuscoonusqua, Reserve no. 084

Reserves, Settlements, and Villages

Little Black Bear Band Indian Reserve No. 84SC, Little Black Bear Indian Reserve No. 84, Treaty Four Reserve Grounds No. 77

General Information

Little Black Bear, or Little Black Bear's Band of Cree and Assiniboine Nations, is a Nêhiyaw (Cree) and Nakoda (Assiniboine) First Nation located to the north-east of Regina, Saskatchewan.  They are signatories to Treaty 4, which the group signed in 1874.  As of 2022, Little Black Bear First Nation has a registered population of 643.

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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,