Located in north-central Saskatchewan, the Lac La Ronge Indian Band is the largest First Nation in Saskatchewan, and one of the 10 largest in Canada, with a 2011 population of 9247. Our reserve lands extend from rich farmlands in central Saskatchewan, all the way north through the boreal forest to the mighty Churchill River and beyond. Our central administration office is located in La Ronge, 241 km north of Prince Albert, on the edge of the Pre-Cambrian Shield. We are proud of our heritage and our Cree language, and of the educational opportunities, economic successes and social development work made possible by many years of strong leadership.
Council of Elders:
Little Red River
Membership Authority: Section 11 by Indian Act
Election System: Band custom
Term of Office: 3 years
Last Election: March 31, 2011
Next Election: March 2014
Council Quorum: 7 of 13
Funding Source: Financial Transfer Agreement
Treaty History & Language:
Territory: Treaty 6, Adhesion
Place of Signing: Molanosa (north end of Montreal Lake)
Date Signed: February 11, 1889
Dominant Language: Woodland Cree
Total Band Membership: 9247 as of May 13, 2011
Reserve Communities & Lands:
The Lac La Ronge Indian Band is composed of six reserve communities and 18 separate reserve lands.
The central office in La Ronge administers the band programs for the Lac La Ronge/Kitsaki, Hall Lake, and Sucker River communities in the areas of:
The communities of Stanley Mission, Grandmother's Bay, and Little Red River are self-administered. This arrangement ensures that these communities have more control over their services and programs.