History

The Big River First Nation is located 120 kilometres northwest of Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. It is roughly 11,964 hectares in size with a total population of about 2,200 and presently has roughly 1,600 members residing on reserve. In 1878, Chief Saseewahum signed as an adhesion to Treaty No. 6 and up until twenty years after this point members of the Big River band made their living through means of hunting and fishing. The traditional language of the members of Big River First Nation is Cree.

Original Chief Saseewahum (term unknown)
Second Chief Kenemotayo (term unknown)