Opaskwayak Cree Nation | The Canadian Encyclopedia


Opaskwayak Cree Nation

Opaskwayak Cree Nation is located roughly 600 km north of Winnipeg near The Pas, Manitoba. The dominant Indigenous language is from the Swampy Cree dialect. The Opaskwayak people signed Treaty 5 in 1876. As of February 2022, the registered population of Opaskwayak Cree Nation was 6,494 with just over half of the members living on-reserve (3,414).

The Pas and Opaskwayak Cree Nation have come to be tourist destinations for Manitobans and Canadians, boasting expansive wilderness, fishing, dogsledding and outdoor adventure.

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