White Bear

Historical and Alternate Community Names

Reserve no. 070, Wahpeemakkwaw, Wapeemakkwa, Wapeemukwa, Wahpeemakwa, Wapeemakkwaw

Reserves, Settlements, and Villages

Treaty Four Reserve Grounds No. 77, White Bear Indian Reserve No. 70

General Information

White Bear is a Nêhiyaw (Cree), Dakota, Nakota, 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, but their reserves are located within the land designated to Treaty 2. As of 2022, White Bear has a registered population of 2,858. In 1901, Ocean Man First Nation and Pheasant Rump Nakota were amalgamated with White Bear, but the groups were reconstituted in 1988 and 1990 respectively. 

Support Services and Programs Available to Community Members

White Bear

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.