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Witchekan Lake First Nation

Witchekan Lake Cree First Nation signed Treaty 6 on November 21, 1950. Reserve land for the band had been surveyed about 90 km northeast of North Battleford many years before; today it constitutes 6,520.1 ha of land. Economic endeavours include agriculture, forestry, trapping, and fishing; with its successful acquisition of the Bapaume Community Pasture in 1997, this band was the first in Saskatchewan to acquire a Crown community pasture through a Treaty Land Entitlement Agreement. The community infrastructure includes a band office, school, fire hall, band hall, community health clinic, and assorted community maintenance facilities. The band currently has 578 members, of whom 380 live on reserve.

Christian Thompson

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