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The Bigstone Cree Nation Government protects and strengthens the spirit and intent of Treaty 8 and the Traditional Lands for today and tomorrow’s future.

Quick Links

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

View how to contact each department with questions along with current staff members available to serve your needs as a member.

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

View the Bigstone businesses and partnerships  throughout the Nation.

View the event schedule in which BCN Leadership wishes to keep its membership informed of. This includes Council Chamber Meetings, Treaty Day Celebrations etc.





We are currently hiring various positions. Take a look at some of the opportunities available to serve our Nation.

This website has a Login feature that grants access to Bigstone Cree Nation Membership Restricted Material.

About The Nation

Bigstone Cree Nation (BCN) is comprised of three communities.  Calling Lake, Chipewyan Lake, and Wabasca all located in present day Alberta. BCN 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, BCN membership rounds off to five-thousand members; both on and off reserve.      ​

 Wabasca, AB 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. BCN 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.

To learn about our current leadership click here:


Student & Training Funding Applications

​Bigstone Education Authority

For our Sponsorship Application Process, we have two intakes for each academic year. One in the Fall and one in the Winter.

All applications can be submitted using our Online Application.

Upload all of your supporting documentation online - you do not need to provide the originals as long as the uploaded documents are legible.


Click here for the information

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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. 

Download Your Application

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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