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The Bigstone Cree Nation Government protects and strengthens the spirit and intent of the Treaties and the Traditional Lands for today and tomorrow’s future.

"...committed to the pursuit of the highest quality of life for all its members..."

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View the current democratic powers who are representing the Bigstone Cree Nation and its membership.

View how to contact each department with questions and who they have on staff to serve you.

View what is going on within the Bigstone Cree Nation.  Updated weekly with Events, New Department Programs, etc.

View the Bigstone businesses and partnerships  through out the Nation.

View the events and the schedules which B.C.N. Leadership wish to keep its membership informed of including Council Chamber Meetings or Treaty Day Celebrations





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About The Nation

Bigstone Cree Nation is comprised of three communities.  Calling Lake, Chipewyan Lake, and Wabasca.  Bigstone was signed into the "Treaty 8" agreement in 1899 and was provided with funds along with reserve lands to govern for growth of its membership.  As of the 2016 census, B.C.N. membership rounds off to five-thousand members; on and off reserve.      

Wabasca is also known as Wabasca-Desmarais and is the Headquarters for the Bigstone Cree Nation.  

It is located on the Highway intersection of Highway 813 and Highway 754, 123 km Northeast of Lesser Slave Lake.   B.C.N. is considered to be a Woodland Cree People and include five reserves (Reserve 166,  166A, 166B, 166C, and 166D) which is surrounded by the Municipal District of Opportunity #17 lands.

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​Bigstone Education Authority 


Sponsorship Application PROCESS

There will be a total of TWO NEW intakes for each academic year FALL and WINTER

NEW THIS YEAR !! Complete the Application Documents all ONLINE!

Upload all your documentation online - you don't need to provide the originals as long as the uploaded documents are legible !!


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Short-Term Training Funding Application

Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training Strategy (A.S.E.T.S.)

Obtain your Short-Term Training Funding Application Package here.

Download Your Application

Skills for Employment Training Funding Application

Aboriginal Skills & Employment Training Strategy (A.S.E.T.S.)

Obtain your Skills for Employment Training Funding Application here. 

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Emergency Management and Disaster Services

How long can your family survive without outside assistance? If an emergency happens in your community, it may take emergency workers some time to reach you. You should be prepared to care of yourself and your family for a minimum of 72 hours. 

Download Your Preparedness Manual

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Contact Us


#85 Duran Trail

P.O. Box 960 

Wabasca, Alberta T0G2K0

Tel (Main) : 780-891-3836

Tel (Fax) : 780-891-3888

Toll Free : 1-800-268-6783 

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