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Pimicikamak Cree Nation

Pimicikamak Cree Nation (formerly Cross Lake Band, also known as Nikickonakos or “otter people”) is located roughly 520 km north of Winnipeg, Manitoba, along the shore of the Nelson River at its entrance to Cross Lake. There are seven primary districts that residents live in: Natimik, See-pee-seek, Wapak, Saggitawak, Central, R.C. Mission and Sawmill. Residents are primarily Cree and the dominant Indigenous language amongst members is Woods Cree.

As of February 2022, the registered population is 9,143 with the majority of members living on-reserve (6,322). Across the various reserves, the Pimicikamak Cree Nation inhabits 10,438.6 hectares.

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