Historical and Alternate Community Names
Great Seaman, Kicheekahmenin, Kichikahmenin, Kichikahmewins, Kichikamewin, Kickekamewin, Kickikahmenin, Kickikamewin, Kiskeekahmenum, Kitchikahmewin, Ocean Man, Reserve no.069, Red Ear, Red Ears, Striped Blanket
Reserves, Settlements, and Villages
Ocean Man Indian Reserve No. 69 (various), Treaty Four Reserve Grounds No. 77
Ocean Man is a Nêhiyaw (Cree), Nakota/Nakoda (Assiniboine), and Anishinaabe (Ojibwe, Saulteaux) First Nation located to the south-east of Regina, Saskatchewan. They are signatories to Treaty 4, which the group signed in 1875. Ocean Man First Nation is affiliated with the Yorkton Tribal Council. As of 2022, Ocean Man has a registered population of 564. Ocean Man was amalgamated with White Bear First Nation in 1901, but the group regained independent status in 1988.
- A Brief History of the Ocean Man Community
- Yorkton Tribal Council Website
- A Brief Summary of Cree Cultural History in Western Canada
- A Brief Summary of Anishinaabe Cultural History in Western Canada
- A Brief Summary of Nakota 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.