The Clearwater River Reserve is located in the far northern area of Saskatchewan. This reserve covers approximately 9,500 hectares with presently 1,186 people registered of which 525 live on reserve.

This reserve originated from the signing of Treaty Eight. The people from Clearwater River chose La Loche as the area was thick with vegetation and wildlife. The language spoken by the Clearwater River Nation is Dene. The band was formally known as Big C.