Ocean Man

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

General Information

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.

Support Services and Programs Available to Community Members

Ocean Man

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.