Historical and Alternate Community Names

He Was Struck on the Back, Reserve no. 113, Shot him in the Back, Strike Him on the Back, Sweet Grass, The Man that Strikes in the Back, Weekaskookeesayyin

Reserves, Settlements, and Villages

Sweet Grass Indian Reserve No. 113 (various)

General Information

Sweetgrass is a Nêhiyaw (Cree) First Nation located to the west of Battleford, Saskatchewan.  They are signatories to Treaty 6, which the group signed in 1876.  As of 2022, The Sweetgrass First Nation has a registered population 2,129.

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.