Bigstone Cree Indian Tribe of Alberta

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The Bigstone Cree Nation is a First Nation in Alberta, Canada. As Woodland Cree, they are a western branch of the large Cree Nation.

Bordering the outskirts of South and North Wabasca Lake, the land is rich and magnificient in wild game, great fishing and spectacular sunrises and sunsets.

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

The Bigstone Cree have six reserves established in Alberta, for a total of 21,066.6 hectares. These include 166 A, 166 B, 166 C, 166 D in Wabasca/Desmarais, 166 bordering the hamlet of Sandy Lake, AB and Jean Baptiste Gambler Reserve 183 in Calling Lake, AB.

The reserves in Wabasca/Desmarais borders the Minicipal District of Opportunity # 17 while Jean Baptiste Reserve in Calling Lake is bordered by the Municipal District of Opportunity # 17.

Desmarais and Wabasca (multiple land tracts) in Wabasca, near Slave Lake and Jean Baptiste Gambler in northern Alberta.

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