On April 7, 1993, the Saulteaux First Nation celebrated the ratification of its Treaty Land Entitlement Claim, enabling them to purchase 56,000 acres of land within Saskatchewan (farm land, Crown land, and land for tourism as well as commercial, urban and residential purposes). This ratification resolved the century-old Treaty Land Debt owed the band as signatories to Treaty 6 on August 18, 1954. The Saulteaux band’s largest populated area is located 35 km north of North Battleford. This Ojibway-speaking band owns 13,138.9 ha of land, and 540 of the 1,066 band members live on reserve. Infrastructure includes a band office, band hall, fire hall, school, clinic, arena, and various structures required for the band’s maintenance.

Christian Thompson