LANDS & CONSULTATION DEPARTMENT
P.O. Box 960
Wabasca, AB T0G2K0
Phone: (780) 891-3836
Fax: (780) 891-3888
Bigstone Cree Nation (Overview)
We, the members of the Bigstone Cree Nation have enjoyed a culture, language and a way of life reliant on what the land has provided within our Territory. This quite enjoyment of the land was secured through the signing of the Treaty 8 as understood by our Elders.
The Ancestral Territory of the Bigstone Cree Nation encompasses 29,370 square kilometers of the Treaty 8 land base. And within our Territory Chief and Council govern 21,076 Hectares of Reserve Lands and over 37,222.74 Hectares of settlement lands gained through Treaty Land Entitlement.
Today, more than 5,400 people inhabit the Traditional Area where many of the people continue to pursue a livelihood alongside culture and traditions that are inextricably linked with the land and water. This includes the men and women who not only use the land for trapping but for medicinal and spiritual purposes.
The Lands and Consultation Dept. is there to ensure our lands are resources are managed sustainably by implementing Policy, projects and initiatives such as the Land Use Plan, Land Code and Consultation Policy.