Sagkeeng First Nation

Chief Derrick Henderson

Sagkeeng is an Anicinabe First Nation situated 101 kilometers north of Winnipeg. As of January 2018, the total registered population was 7,925 with 3,543 living on reserve. The name “Sagkeeng” is an Anishinaabe word meaning “at the outlet” referring to its location at the mouth of the Winnipeg River. The community has year-round road access and 8,771.3 hectares of land. Sagkeeng is comprised of Anicinabe people who have resided at or near the Fort Alexander Indian Reserve #3 located along the Winnipeg River and Traverse Bay, since time immemorial. Sagkeeng holds its annual Treaty Days in the last week of July every year. Everyone is welcome to enjoy the events which includes a community parade, various children events, pow wow, fireworks and community events.