Historical and Alternate Community Names
Okanees, O'kanees, O'kaneese, O'Kanes, O'Kanese, O'Kanise, Okeeneese, O'Kinishe, Ookenis, Reserve no. 082
Reserves, Settlements, and Villages
Okanese Indian Reserve No. 82 (various), Okanese Indian Reserve No. 85(G), Treaty Four Reserve Grounds No. 77
Okanese First Nation is a Nêhiyaw (Cree), Saulteaux (Anishinaabe), and Nakota community located to the north-east of Regina, Saskatchewan. They are signatories to Treaty 4, which the group signed in 1875. As of 2022, The Okanese has a registered population of 748.
- Okanese First Nation - FHQTC Website
- A Brief History of the Okanese Community
- A Brief Summary of Cree Cultural History in Western Canada
- A Brief Summary of Anishinaabe Cultural History in Western Canada
- A Brief Summary of Nakoda Cultural History in Western Canada
- 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.