Norway House Cree Nation is located roughly 30 km north of Lake Winnipeg on the eastern channel of the Nelson River in Manitoba. Treaty 5 was signed at Norway House between the Saulteaux, the Swampy Cree First Nations people and the Crown in 1875. Considered to be one of the principal inland fur trade posts for the Hudson’s Bay Company (HBC), Norway House was also a temporary refuge for people displaced by the North West Company attacks in 1815.
There are multiple historical buildings and structures located at Norway House including the oldest warehouse of Red River frame construction and the oldest log structure in Manitoba built in the style used by the HBC.
As of February 2022, the registered population is 8,610 with the majority of members living on-reserve (6,514). Norway House is one of the largest bands in Manitoba.