Sagkeeng First Nation (Fort Alexander)

The people of Sagkeeng have resided at or near the Fort Alexander 3 Indian Reserve along the Winnipeg River and Traverse Bay for centuries. Treaty 1 was signed in 1871 by ancestors of the people of Sagkeeng. The reserve is located on both north and south shores at the mouth of the Winnipeg River. Derived from the Ojibwe term Zaagiing, the name Sagkeeng means “mouth of the river.”

As of February 2022, the registered population is 8,295 with the majority of members living off-reserve (4,604). Surveyed in 1874, Sagkeeng First Nation is 21,674 acres and is one of the largest bands in Canada.

The people of Sagkeeng have resided at or near the Fort Alexander 3 Indian Reserve along the Winnipeg River and Traverse Bay for centuries. Treaty 1 was signed in 1871 by ancestors of the people of Sagkeeng. The reserve is located on both north and south shores at the mouth of the Winnipeg River. Derived from the Ojibwe term Zaagiing, the name Sagkeeng means “mouth of the river.” As of February 2022, the registered population is 8,295 with the majority of members living off-reserve (4,604). Surveyed in 1874, Sagkeeng First Nation is 21,674 acres and is one of the largest bands in Canada.