Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation

Historical and Alternate Community Names

Loon Lake, Makwa Lake

General Information

Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation are a Nêhiyaw (Cree) Community located to the south-west of Meadow Lake, Saskatchewan. They are signatories to Treaty 6, which the group signed in 1876. As of 2022, Makwa Sahgaiehcan First Nation has a registered population of 1,815.

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,

“Indigenous Saskatchewan Encyclopedia | University of Saskatchewan,” accessed November 29, 2022,

Library and Archives Canada, “Indexes of Western First Nations Bands: Languages, Agencies, Inspectorates, and Regional Offices,” August 18, 2022,


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