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Wabasca 166D

The Bigstone Cree Nation is a First Nations band government in Alberta, Canada. As Woodland Cree, they are a western branch of the larger Cree nation.

With lands adjacent to four lakes (North Wabasca, South Wabasca, Sandy, and Calling) in northern Alberta's boreal forest, the First Nation is rich in fishing and wild game.

In 2005, there were 5,874 registered Bigstone Cree,[1] of which 2,247 were living on reserve.[2]

The Bigstone Cree have six reserves established in northern Alberta, for a total of 21,066.6 hectares. These include 166 A, 166 B, 166 C, 166 D, all in the vicinity of the Hamlet of Wabasca (also known as Wabasca-Desmarais),[3] 166 south of the Hamlet of Sandy Lake,[4] and Jean Baptiste Gambler Reserve 183 surrounded by the Hamlet of Calling Lake.[5]

All of these reserves are surrounded by the Municipal District of Opportunity No. 17.

Annual events

The Bigstone Cree First Nation host the annual Treaty Days Festivities in August of each year, celebrating their culture, language and achievements.

See also


External links

  • Bigstone Cree Nation

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