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.