Historical and Alternate Community Names
Misketo (Mosquito), Musquito (Mosquito), Reserve no. 109 (Mosquito), Sahkemayo (Mosquito), Stony (Mosquito), Sukeman (Mosquito), Bear's Head (Grizzly Bear's Head), Grizzly Bear (Grizzly Bear's Head), Reserve no. 110 (Grizzly Bear's Head), Reserve no. 111 (Lean Man), Tibia (Lean Man)
Mosquito, Grizzly Bear's Head, Lean Man.
Reserves, Settlements, and Villages
Gold Eagle Indian Reserve, Grizzly Bear's Head and Lean Man Indian Reserve, Mosquito Grizzly Bear's Head Lean Man TLE Indian Reserve, Mosquito Indian Reserve No. 109
Mosquito-Grizzly Bear’s Head-Lean Man First Nation is a Nakoda (Assiniboine) and Nêhiyaw (Cree) community located to the south of Battleford, Saskatchewan. The Mosquito Band are signatories to Treaty 6, which the group signed in 1878. The Grizzly Bear's Head Band are signatories to Treaty 4, which the group signed in 1877. The Lean Man Band are signatories to Treaty 4, which the group signed around 1882. In 1931, the last remaining member of the Lean Man band joined Grizzly Bear's Head. The Mosquito and Grizzly Bear's Head Bands merged in 1951. Consequently, the Mosquito-Grizzly Bear’s Head-Lean Man First Nation maintain both Treaty 4 and 6 status. As of 2022, the Mosquito-Grizzly Bear’s Head-Lean Man First Nation has a registered population of 1,584.
- Mosquito-Grizzly Bear's Head-Lean Man Nation Website
- A Brief History of the Mosquito-Grizzly Bear’s Head-Lean Man Community
- A Brief Summary of Cree Cultural History in Western Canada
- A Brief Summary of Nakoda 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 Member
- 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.