Pine Creek First Nation

Chief Karen Batson

Covering an area of 8,111.7 hectares, the Pine Creek First Nation is located on the southwestern shore of the Lake Winnipeg and approximately 100 kilometers north of Dauphin. Majority of its 3,170 registered population are of Saulteaux descent. Pine Creek First Nation is the signatory to Treaty #4, also known as the “Qu’Appelle Treaty”. The treaty was constituted on September 14, 1874, comprising of 13 separate Saulteaux and Cree Nations, with additional Nations signing thereafter. There are presently 36 distinct Nations attributed to Treaty #4, covering most of Southern Saskatchewan and partial areas of southern Alberta and western Manitoba. Abundant resources of freshwater fish, waterfowl and wild game have been the primary means of subsistence for the people living in the area.